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Tissue—Epithelia Tissue that covers a surface or lines a cavity Types of epithelia: Simple squamous: passive barrier, thin separation that allows diffusion Examples: walls of capillaries (endothelium), air sacs of lungs (alveoli), parts of nephron tubules Stratified squamous: found where resistance is desired; protection against wear and friction Examples: lining of mouth, esophagus, lining of anus and vagina Simple cuboidal: physiologically active barrier, allows excretion and active transport Examples: secreting cells of sweat glands and salivary glands, thyroid,
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Unformatted text preview: glandular ducts, nephron tubules, outer surface of ovary Stratified cuboidal: not very common in humans Examples: ducts of sweat glands, ovarian follicle Transitional epithelium: allows lining to stretch without tearing Examples: lining of urinary bladder and ureters Simple columnar: lines most of the digestive track Pseudostratified: ciliated variant, lines most of the respiratory track. One layer! Stratified columnar: unusual in humans Examples: epiglottis (ciliated), lining of urethra...
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This note was uploaded on 09/10/2008 for the course BIOL 252 taught by Professor Johnson during the Spring '07 term at UNC.

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