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Tuesday 1 June 2004

biostructures

Types

- biomolecular structures

- cells
- tissular components : tissular structures
- tissues
- organ components : organ structures
- organs : anatomical structures
- organ systems
-  body / organism / organisms

A structure has functions, that can be normal or pathological (functional anomalies).

A biostructure has biological functions, that can be normal or pathological (functional anomalies ).

A morphological anomaly of a structure is a lesion:

- molecular lesions
- cellular lesions
- tissular lesions
- organ lesions

Lesions can associate in lesional syndromes than can be observed in different diseases.

Each normal structure may be abnormal in pathological conditions :

- structure anomalies
- structure malformations
- structure lesions
- structure diseases
- structure tumors