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Epithelial Tissues
widespread throughout the body
lines body surfaces
anchored to the basement membrane
made up of tightly packed cells containing little intercellular material
generally lack blood vessels
are replaced frequently
Simple Squamous Epithelium
Made up of a simple layer of thin, flattened cells; well suited for diffusion, functions in the exchange of gasses in the lungs
lines the blood and lymph vessels as well as body cavities
simple cuboidal epithelium
a single layer of cube-shaped cells
centrally located nuclei
functions in SECRETION and ABSORPTION in the kidneys and SECRETION in the glands
Simple Columnar Epithelium
a row of elongated cells whose nuclei are all located in the basement membrane
may be ciliated
lines the uterus, stomach, and intestines and protects the underlying tissues, secretes digestive fluids and absorbs nutrients
Ciliated Columnar Epithelium
appear layered, but are not
varying positions of the nuclei
cilia or mucus is common
created goblet cells
lines respiratory tubes
Stratified Squamous Epithelium
Made up of layers of flattened cells
protect underlying layers
makes up the outer layer of the skin
lines the mouth, throat, vagina, and anal canal
Glandular Epithelium
classified by the way they secrete their products
release fluid products through exocytosis in the pancreas
groupsed as serous (watery fluid) or mucus
glands lose portions of their cell bodies during secretion
like mammary glands
glands release entire cells
sebaceous glands like hair, skin, nails, etc.