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Histology Quiz


Biopsy Remove Tissue to Diagnose
Autopsy Exam dead person's organ to see cause of death
Embryonic Tissue's 3 Germ Layers Endoderm, Mesoderm, Ectoderm
Endoderm Inner germ layer that lines digestive tract
Mesoderm Middle germ layer that forms muscle, bone, and blood vessels
Epithelium Covers body, forms glands
3 Epithelial Surfaces free, basal, and lateral
Basal Connected to basement membrane
Lateral Side surface of cells and organs
Free Not connected to anything
Avascular Without blood vessels
Mitosis Replication of cell
Basement Membrane Formed by secretions of both epithelium and connective tissues. Acts as filter and "glue." Absorbs oxygen and secretes waste.
Types of epithelium based on # of layers Simple, stratified, and pseudo-stratified
Simple One layer, filters blood, toward surface like skin
Stratified More than 1 layer of cell. Protective layer.
Pseudo-stratified 1 simple layer, but each cell is long and weird
Cuboidal cube shaped cells
Columnar Column shaped cells
Squamous Flat and scaley
Epithelium type based on shape Cuboidal, columnar, squamous
Microvilli Increase surface area of absorption or secretion
Cilia Moves material across cell surface
Transitional Epithelium lines bladder and ureters, allowing expansion
Goblet Cell Columnar and produces mucus
Created by: BboyTrue