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Basic properties of epithelial

Highly cellular
Avascular
Innervated
Regenerative

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Important functions of Epithelial

Lines body cavities and structures
Secretion of substances
Absorption of substances

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Complexities of Epithelial

Simple
Stratified

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Shape of Epithelial cells

Squamous
Cuboidal
Columnar

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Name of top surface

apical

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Name of bottom surface

Basal

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What does simple squamous epithelial tissue look like

Single layer of flattened cells

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Function of simple squamous epithelial

Diffusion
Filtration
Provide slick-friction reducing lining

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Where is simple squamous located

Air sacs of lungs
Lining of heart
Blood vessels
Lining of ventral cavity

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What does simple cuboidal look like

Single layer of cube like cells with large circular nuclei

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What is the function of simple cuboidal

Secretion
Absorption

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Where is simple cuboidal located

Ducts
Kidneys
Ovary surface

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What does simple columnar look like

Single layer of tall cells with round to oval shaped nuclei

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What is the function of simple columnar

Secretion
Absorption

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Where is simple columnar located

Digestive tract
Gallbladder
Excretory Ducts

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What does stratified squamous look like

Think membrane composed of many layers of cells

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Function of stratified squamous

Protection of underlying areas subject to abraision

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Location of stratified squamous

Dermis of skin
Moist linings (esophagus, vagina)