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Epithelial Tissue

Human Anatomy - Epithelial Tissue > Function

simple squamous epithelium rapid diffusion, filtration, and some secretion in serous membranes
simple cuboidal epithelium absorption and secretion
nonciliated simple columnar epithelium absorption and secretion; secretion of mucin
ciliated simple columnar epithelium secretion of mucin, propulsion of mucus along apical surface of epithelium by action of cilia; oocyte movement through uterine tube
nonkeratinized stratified squamous epithelium protection of underlying tissue
keratinized stratified squamous epithelium protection of underlying tissue
stratified cuboidal epithelium protection and secretion
stratified columnar epithelium protection and secretion
pseudostratified ciliated columnar epithelium protection; involved in secretion and movement of mucus across surface by ciliary action
pseudostratified nonciliated columnar epithelium protection
transitional epithelium distention and relaxation to accommodate urine volume changes in bladder, ureters, and urethra
Created by: allerlei