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Epithelial Tissue

Human Anatomy - Epithelial Tissue > Location

simple squamous epithelium air sacs in lungs (alveoli); lining of heart chambers and lumen of blood vessels (endothelium); serous membranes of body cavities (mesothelium)
simple cuboidal epithelium thyroid gland follicles; kidney tubules; ducts and secretory regions of most glands; surface of ovary
nonciliated simple columnar epithelium lining most of digestive tract (from stomach to anal canal)
ciliated simple columnar epithelium lining of uterine tubes and larger bronchioles of respiratory tract
nonkeratinized stratified squamous epithelium lining of oral cavity, part of pharynx (throat), esophagus, vagina, anus
keratinized stratified squamous epithelium epidermis of skin
stratified cuboidal epithelium relatively rare; found in large ducts in most exocrine glands and in some parts of male urethra
stratified columnar epithelium rare; found in large ducts of some exocrine glands and in some regions of male urethra
pseudostratified ciliated columnar epithelium lines most of respiratory tract, including nasal cavity, part of pharynx (throat), larynx, trachea, bronchi
pseudostratified nonciliated columnar epithelium relatively rare; lines epididymis and part of male urethra
transitional epithelium lining of urinary bladder, inner layer of ureters, and part of urethra
Created by: allerlei