Differentiation and Stem Cells

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The process by which an unspecialised cell becomes altered and adapted to perform to perform a specialised function as part of a permanent tissue
Differentiation
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Unspecialised cells that can both reproduce and differentiate
Stem cells
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All differentiated cells derived from stem cell (except reproductive cells)
Somatic cells
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A cell that eventually leads to the formation of gametes
Germline cells
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Tissue that is composed of cells that unite to from membranes
Epithelial tissue
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Large quantity of extracellular material present in the spaces between cells
Connective tissue
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Tissue that consists of cells capable of contraction
Muscle tissue
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Tissue composed of a network of neurons and glial cells
Nervous tissue
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An uncontrolled growth of cells
Cancer
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This is formed when cancer cells divide uncontrollably to produce a mass of abnormal cells
Tumour
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Unspecialised cells that can both reproduce and differentiate

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Stem cells

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All differentiated cells derived from stem cell (except reproductive cells)

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A cell that eventually leads to the formation of gametes

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Tissue that is composed of cells that unite to from membranes

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