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Histology

The study of tissues

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Epithelial tissue

Includes epithelial and glands. Epithelial are layers of cells that cover internal or external surfaces.

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Glands

Composed of secreting cells derived from epithelia

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Avascular

Without a vessel; the absence of blood vessels

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Gland cells

Epithelial cells that produce secretions.

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Glandular epithelium

Most or all of the cells actively produce secretions

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Exocrine

Secretions are discharged onto the surface of the epithelium. (To secrete outside)

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Endocrine

Secretions are released I your surrounding tissue fluid and blood. ( to secrete inside)

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Tight junction

The lipid layers of adjacent plasma membranes are bound tightly together by interlocking membrane proteins.

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Tissues

Collections of specialized cells that perform a limited number of functions.