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How many layers are in Simple epithelial tissue?
One layer
How many layers are in Stratified epithelial tissue?
>1 layer
What are the shapes of epithelial tissue?
Squamous-(squashed) flattened
Cuboidal-cube shaped
Columnar-column like
Describe Simple Squamous epithelial tissue;
Single layer of (squashed) flat cells.
Where would you find Simple Squamous epithelial tissue?
Forms membranes.
Lines body cavities
Lines lungs, capillaries, bronchi & aveoli.
Describe Simple Cuboidal epithelial tissue;
Single layer of cube-like cells.
Where would you find Simple Cuboidal epithelial tissue?
Glands & their ducts.
Forms walls of kidney tubules.
Covers the ovaries & vasdeferans.
Describe Simple columnar epithelial tissue;
Single layer of tall cells.
(Often includes Goblet cells, which produce mucus.)
Where would you find Simple columnar epithelial tissue?
Linning digestive tract.(cellia)
Describe Pseudostratified epithelial tissue;
Single layer but appears to be >1 layer because some cells are shorter than others.
Sometimes ciliated (the respiratory tract; it helps to move mucus out of airways)
May function in absorption or secretion.
Describe Stratified squamous epithelial tissue;
The cells at the free edge are flattened.
Where would you find Stratified Squamous epithelial tissue?
(as a protective covering) Where friction is common.
Describe Stratified cuboidal epithelial tissue & where would you find it?
Two layer of cuboidal cells
Found in salivary glands.
Describe Stratified columnar epithelial tissue / where?
Surface cells are columnar, cells underneath, vary in size & shape.
Found in the reproductive system.
Stratified cuboidal & Columnar epithelial tissue / where?
Rare in human body
Found mainly in ducts of large glands.
Describe Transitional Epithelium & where is it found?
It can easily change shape, the shape depends upon the amount of stretching.
It line organs of the urinary system.
Describe Glandular Epithelium & where is it found?
One or more cells that secretes a particular product. It is found in 2 major gland types;
Endocrine gland-(hormone secretion) ductless
Exocrine gland-Empty through ducts to the epithelial surface (includes sweat & oil glands)
Where is connective tissue found?
Everywhere in the body.
Includes most abundant & widely distributed tissues.
What are the functions of connective tissue?
Binds body tissues together
Gives support
Provides protection
What are the characteristics of connective tissue?
Some tissue types are well vascularized.
Some have poor blood supply (avascular)