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16 Cards in this Set

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Simple squamous epithelium Function
Allows passages of materials by diffusion and filtration

Secretes lubricating substances in serosae
Simple Squamous epithelium location
Kidney glomeruli, air sacs of lungs, lining of heart, blood vessels, and lymphatic vessels, lining of ventral body cavity.
Simple Cuboidal epithelium function
Secretion and absorption
Simple Cuboidal epithelium location
Kidney tubules, ducts and secretory portions of small glands, ovary surface.
Simple columnar epithelium function
absorption, secretion of mucus, enzymes, and other substances, ciliated type propels mucus by cilliary action
Simple columnar epithelium location
nociliated type lines most of the digestive tract, gallbladder, and excretory ducts of some glands; ciliated variety lines small bronchi, uterine tubes, some regions of uterus.
Pseudostratified columnar epithelium function
secretion, particularly of mucus, propulsion of mucus by ciliary action.
Pseudostratified columnar epithelium location
nonciliated type in males sperm-carrying ducts and ducts of large glands; ciliated variety lines the trachea, most of the upper respiratory tract.
Stratified squamous epithelium location
nonkeratinized type forms moist linings of the esophagus, mouth and vagina; keratinized variety forms the epidermis of skin a dry membrane.
Stratified squamous epithelium function
protects underlying tissues in areas subjected to abrasion
Stratified cuboidal epithelium location
largest ducts of sweat glands, mammary glands, and salivary glands.
stratified cuboidal epithelium function
stratified columnar epithelium function
protection; secretion
stratified columnar epithelium location
small amounts in male urethra and in large ducts of some glands
transitional epithelium function
stretches readily and permits distention of urinary organ by contained urine
transitional epithelium location
line the ureter, bladder, and part of the urethra