Flashcards in Tissues Deck (12):
Epithelial tissue includes what two structures?
Epithelia and glands
What is epithelium?
Sheet of cells that covers an exposed surface or lines an internal cavity or passageway
Epithelium has what kind of surfaces?
Apical and basal
Face the exterior of the body
Attached to adjacent tissues
Characteristic of epithelium in which there is an uneven distribution of organelles and other cytoplasmic components
Basal surface is attached to
Attached to the basal surface. It is a complex structure produced by the epithelium and cells of the underlying connective tissue
Do not contain blood vessels
Epithelial are said to be Avascular which means they do not contain
How does epithelial tissue obtain nutrients?
Diffusion or absorption across basal or apical surfaces