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Epithelial tissue

Covers body surface and lines body cavities.

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Covering and lining epithelium

covers and lines exterior and interior visceral surfaces

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Glandular epithelium

Most or all produce secretions. Discharging them onto the surface of the epithelium or into the interstitial fluid and blood.

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5 special characteristics of epithelial tussue

Cellularity (bound together by cell junctions)

Polarity (refers to the structural and functional differences between the apical surface and basal surface)

Attachment (to the basement membrane/basal lamina)

Avascularity (receive nutrients by diffusion/ absorption from exposed or attached epith. surfaces)    

Regeneration (damaged and lost cells are replaced by the division of stem cells in the epithelium) 

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Polarity

Inner and outer surfaces with different structure and function. Called apical-basal polarity

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Apical Surface

An upper free surface exposed to the body exterior or the internal organ cavity. Include Microvilli and Cilia

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Basal Surface

Lower attached surface.

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Microvilli

Finger like extentions of the plasma membrane that greatly increase exposed surface area

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Cilia

Tiny hairlike projections that propel substances along their free surfaces

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Basal lamina

A line supporting sheet adjacent to the basal surface. Selective barrier and scaffolding for cells to repair wounds

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Specialized Contacts

Close lateral connections including tight connections and desmosomes.

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Supported by connective tissue

Reticular lamina:beneath the basal lamina, fine network of fibers Basement membrane is formed by the two laminae

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Avascular but innervated

no blood vessels but is supplied by nerve fibers.

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Regulation

protective covering replaces it's self rapidly

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Epithelial classification by number

Simple: single layer found where absorption, secretion, and filtration occur. Stratified: Two or more layers in high friction areas like lining of the mouth.

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Epithelial classification by shape

Squamous: Flat, scale like Cuboidal: boxlike Columnar: tall column shaped.

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2 types of glands

Endocrine (ductless) and Endocrine (have ducts)

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Where do you find epithelial tissue

Covering, lining and glands

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3 Epithelial cell shape

squamous cuboidal columnar

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Types of connective tissues

Connective tissue proper: loose and dense Fluid connective tissue: blood and lymph Supporting connective tissue: cartilage and bone

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Connective Tissue Proper

1. Loose Connective tissue 2. Dense connective tissue

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Loose connective tissue

"packing materials" for the body, fill spaces between organs, cushion and stabilize cells in many organs: Areolar Adipose Reticular (mucus connective tissue in embryos)

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Dense connective tissue

Collagen fibers are the dominate fiber type Regular Irregular Elastic ie. tendons

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Cartilage

Hyaline Cartilage (tough but flexible ie. between ribs & sternum)  Fibrocartilage (resists compression and absorbs shock ie. invertebral discs) Elastic cartilage(resilient and flexible ie. ear)

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Bone (osseous)

Compact Spongy

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Hyaline Cartilage

Most common,tough and somewhat flexible: Articular cartilages Connect ribs to sternum Conducting airways and nasal cartilages

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Elastic cartilage

Elastic tissue, extremely resilient and flexible: Outer ear Epiglottis

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3 components of connective tissue

Specialized cells Extracellular protein fibers A fluid ground substance

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4 membranes in the body

serous cutaneous mucous synovial

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2 cell populations that make up neural tissue

Neurons Neuroglia