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Unformatted text preview: - cellularity- specialized contacts- polarity- support by connective tissue- avascular but innervated- capable of regeneration Classification of Epithelia:- squamous (flattened), cuboidal (cube-shaped), & columnar (column-shaped) cells- simple (1 layer) or stratified (multiple layers) Simple Squamous Epithelial Tissue: single layer of flattened cells with disc-shaped nuclei & little cytoplasm- locations: in kidney glomeruli, air sacs of lungs, heart lining, blood vessels & lymphatic vessels, lining of ventral body cavity- functions: diffusion & filtration; secretes lubricating substances in serosae Simple Cuboidal Epithelial Tissue: single layer of cube-shaped cells with large spherical nuclei; often seen in circular pattern when cut in cross section- locations: in kidney tubules, ducts of small glands, ovary surface...
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