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Epithelial Tissues descriptions

contains a single layer of flat cells; found in the body where filtration (kidney) or diffusion (lungs) are priority processes simple squamous epithelium
found in the superficial part of skin; provides protection from heat, microbes, and chemicals keratinized stratifed squamous epithelium
contains cube-shaped cells functioning in secretion and absorption simple cuboidal epithelium
lines the upper respiratory tract and uterine tubes; wavelike motion of cilia propels material through the lumen ciliated simple columnar epithelium
contains cells with microvilli and globlet cells; found in linings of the digestive, reproductive, and urinary tracts nonciliated simple columnar epithelium
found in the urinary bladder; contains cells that can change shape (stretch or relax) transitional epithelium
contains cells that are all attached to the basement membrane, although some do not reach the surface; those cells that do extend to the surface secrete mucus or contain cilia pseudostraitified ciliated columnar epithelium
Created by: Shaddinger



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