Glossary


Allogenic

Cells or organic components of tissue derived from another human or animal

Autologous

Cells or organic components of tissue derived only from the individual

Adipose

Fat tissue

Centrifugation

Spinning of liquid to separate the components into different layers based on weight.

Cytometry

The measurement of cells including cell size, count, structure, morphology, cell cycle phase, DNA content and presence of certain proteins on the cells surface or in the cytoplasm

Cytoplasm

The liquid within a cell

Emulsification

Mixture of fat into liquid

Hyperbaric oxygen

Induced pluripotent stem cells (iPSC)

Stem cells that have been had their lineage reversed to become pluripotent

Lipoaspirate

Fat removed from body

Local Anaesthetic

Liquid numbing treatment

Mesenchymal

Cells that become connective tissue, blood vessels and lymphatic tissue

Morphology

Shape and structure (ie. Of a cell)

MUSE cell flow cytometry

Multipotent Stem Cells
(also known as Adult stem cells)

Stem cells capable of restricted differentiation into cell types within their lineage of origin, derived from developed organs

Proliferation

Growth

Pluripotent

A cell with the potential to become all types of cells in an adult

Stem Cell

A cell with the potential to become several different cell types within the body, which is different from other cells of the body in that it is:

  • Capable of self-renewal over extended periods of time
  • Maintains a normal karyotype
  • Maintains a level of potency (to differentiate into different cell types)

Somatic Cell

Normal body cells

Stromal Cell

A cell of connective tissue (supporting tissue which surrounds other tissue)

Synthesized

Non-organically created

Totipotent Cell

A cell with the potential to become all types of cells of adult and embryonic lineage

Wallerian Degeneration

The process of nerve degeneration resulting from tissue injury

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