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Histology Review

Review of Epithelial Tissues

Two ways that epithelial tissue is classified (1) Number of layers (2) Shape of cell
Structure of Simple Columnar Looks like one layer of rectangular shaped cells
Location of Simple Columnar Small intestines
Function of Simple Columnar Absorption
Structure of Simple Squamous Looks like one layer of flat cells
Location of Simple Squamous Air sacs of the lungs
Function of Simple Squamous Thin layers allow for rapid diffusion of gases
Structure of Simple Cuboidal One layer of cube-shaped cells
Function of Simple Cuboidal Secretion
Location of Simple Cuboidal Kidneys; glands
Structure of Stratified Squamous Multiple layers of flat cells
Function of Stratified Squamous Protection
Location of Stratified Squamous Outer layer of skin
Structure of Pseudostratified Columnar "False layers"; one layer of rectangular shaped cells with long cilia
Location of Pseudostratified Columnar Respiratory tract
Function of Pseudostratified Columnar Sweeping mucous through respiratory tract
Structure of Transitional Multiple layers of tissue with top layer containing scalloped edges
Function of Transitional Stretch to allow bladder to expand and not cause urine leakage
Location of Transitional Bladder; urethra; ureters
Created by: jafulle3



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