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Epithelium cells
form the body's surfaces and cavities; covers things
Simple Squamous Epithelium
look like flattened floor tiles; only one cell thick

line the heart cavities and internal surfaces of blood and lymph vessels, the air cells of the lungs, filtration capsules and thin tubules in the kidney, and body cavities (mesothelia)
Simple Epithelium
barries that are only one cell thick
Simple Cuboidal Epithelium
look like square barriers; only one cell thick

generally secretory cells

make up glands, tubules of the kidney, terminal broncholes of the lungs,and ducts of the reproductive tract
Simple Pseudostratified columnar epithelium
"fake layers"

looks like a multi-cell
barrier, but is only one cell thick

lines the tissue lined ducts of the reproductive tracts and air conduction pathways of the respiratory tracts

sometimes have cilia on free surfaces and contain unicellular goblet-shaped secretory cells.
the major body cavities
free surfaces of simple columnar epithelium cells
basement membrane
a dense mat of extracellular matrix to which cells at the base of the barrier are attached
secretory cells
"fake layers"
a scleroprotein that is found in the surface cells of the skin
transitional cells of stratified epithelium
cells that retract or expand depending on contense and pressure; empty retract, filled expand
specialized contractile epithelial cells that encourage discharge of the glandual material
glands that arise as outpocketings; they put out their materials through tubes
directly inject their secretions through and into the bloodstream
secrete the fibers and ground substance of the loose, areolar conncective tissue
engulf cell debris, foreign matter, and microorganisms
fat cells
store lipids
adipose tissue
large numbers of fat cells
plasma cells
secrete antibodies in reponse to infection