Learn the Lingo

Every field has it's own dialect and it can be helpful when learning about a new area to know what scientists are referring to when they discuss topics.  Some important words and their corresponding definitions will be helpful when learning about Regenerative Medicine:

  • For example, your muscles are composed of many layers of tissue that contain thousands of smaller units called cells, the most basic functional unit of our bodies.  The cells in the tissue work together to contract and relax isolated areas of your body as you move.

Reference: Regenerative Biology and Medicine, David L Stocum ©2006, Elsevier Inc.