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Oral Mucosa Quiz 1

What is an oral mucosa? Covering of a body cavity that is open to the outside of the body.
Tissue Components of Oral Muscosa Surface epithelium & lamina propria
Oral Mucosa Basic Organization Surface Epithelium + Lamina Propria Submucosa
Functions of Oral Mucosa Protection Secretions Sensory Thermoregulation
Types of Oral Mucosa Masticatory Mucosa Lining Mucosa Specialized Mucosa
Demosomes Forms cell to cell junctions. Mechanically attaches between adjacent epithlial cells.
Hemidesmosomes Half of a desmosome. Mechanically attaches epithelial cells and non-cellular surfaces.
Intermediate/Gap Junctions Communicating junctions that allow cells of a tissue to commuinicate with each other. They do not stick to each other.
Tight Junction To adjacent cell fuse together but do not allow the materials through spaces.
Basement Membrane Holds to the underlying CT of the lamina propria.It has two components: Basal Lamina & Recticular Lamina
Basal Lamina Product of basal cells of epithelium
Recticular Lamina Product of connenctive tissue cells in lamina propria call fibroblasts.
Created by: hpugh