Stratified squamous epithelium

Stratified squamous epithelium - tissue * * * * * * * * * *...

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tissue * Stratified squamous epithelium : * This epithelium has several layers of epithelial cells , but the surface layer of this epithelium is composed of flat cells . It is the thickest of all the epithelia and its function is protection. * The cells of the surface layer may or may not contain keratin , a tough protective protein which prevents water loss, is resistant to friction and repels bacteria. * Keratinized, stratified squamous epithelium forms the epidermis of the skin. * Non-keratinized stratified squamous epithelium lines wet surfaces subjected to abrasion, such as the lining of the mouth, oesophagus, tongue, part of the epiglottis and vagina. * Stratified cuboidal epithelium : * This epithelium has several layers of epithelial cells, but the surface layer of this epithelium is composed of cuboidal cells. * It is found in the largest ducts of sweat glands, mammary glands, salivary glands and in parts of the male urethra. * Its role is protection
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This note was uploaded on 01/30/2012 for the course BSC BSC1085 taught by Professor Sharonsimpson during the Fall '10 term at Broward College.

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