Epithelium

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Epithelium
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Chapter 4, tissues / epithelium
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  1. Simple Squamous Epithelium

    • Structure: Single layer of flattened cells with disc shaped central nuclei and sparse cytoplasm.
    • Function: Allows passage of materials by diffusion and filtration.
    • Location: Kidney, air sacs of lungs, lining of heart, blood vessels and lymphatic vessels.
  2. Simple Cuboidal Epithelium

    • Structure: Single layer of cube like cells with large spherical central nuclei
    • Function: Secretion and absorption
    • Location: Kidney tubules, ducts, portions of small glands; ovary surface.
  3. Name structures at E.O.P.

    Goblet Cell & Cilia


  4. Pseudostratified Columnar Epithelium Ciliated

    • Structure: Single layer of cells of differeing heights, some not reaching the free surface; nuclei seen at different levels; may contain goblet cells or have cilia.
    • Function: Secretion, particularly of mucus; propulsion of mucus by ciliary action.
    • Location: Ciliated types line the trachea, most of the upper respiratiory tract.
    • Non ciliated types line male's sperm carrying ducts.

  5. Stratified Squamous Epithelium Non Keratinized

    • Structure: Thick membrane, surface cells are flattened. Non Keratinized type are wet.
    • Function: Protects underlying tissues in areas subject to abrasion.
    • Location: Nonkeratinized type forms the moist linings of esophagus, mouth and vagina.
  6. Name tissue type

    Stratified Squamous Epithelium Keratinized

    • Structure: Thick membrane of flattened cells that are dead and contain keratin but no nuclei
    • Function: Protects underlying tissue
    • Location: Forms the epidermis of the skin, a dry membrane.
  7. Stratified Cuboidal Epithelium

    • Structure: Usually two layers of cube like cells
    • Function: Protection
    • Location: Largest ducts of sweat glands, mammary glands and salivary glands.
  8. Transitional Epithelium

    • Structure: Resembles both stratitifed squamous and straitifed cuboidal. Surface cells dome shaped.
    • Function: Stretches amd permits distension of urinary organ by contained urine.
    • Location: Lines the ureters, bladder and part of the urethra.
  9. Name the border between the epithelium and the connective tissue deep to it:
    • Supporting sheet called the Basal Lamina.
    • Thin, non cellular sheet of proteins secreted by epithelial cells.
  10. The ______ _________ consists of the basal lamina and the reticular fibers of the underlying connective tissue.
    Basement Membrane
  11. The ____________ are finger like extension of the plasma membrane of apical epithelial cells and maximize surface area.
    Microvilli
  12. _________ are whip like extension of the apical surface membrane of certain epithelial cells.
    Cilia
  13. Name the three cells found in Connective Tissue Proper:
    • Fibroblasts
    • Defense Cells
    • Fat Cells
  14. Name the two types of cells found in cartilage:
    • Chondrocytes
    • Chondroblasts (found in growing cartilage)
  15. Name the two types of cells found in Bone Tissue:
    • Osteocytes
    • Osteoblasts
  16. Name three types of cells found in Blood:
    • Erythrocytes: Red Blood Cells
    • Leukocytes: White Blood Cells
    • Platelets
  17. Describe the matrix of Connective Tissue Proper:
    • Gel like substance.
    • All three fiber types: collagen, reticular and elastic.
  18. Descsribe the matrix of cartilage:
    • Gel like ground substance.
    • Fibers: collagen, elastic in some.
  19. Describe the matrix of Bone Tissue:
    • Gel like ground substance calcified with inorganic calcium salts.
    • Fibers: Collagen.
  20. Describe the matrix of blood:
    • Plasma
    • No fibers.
  21. Identify objects at end of pointer:
    • 1) Collagen Fibers
    • 2) Macrophage
    • 3) Elastic Fibers
    • 4) Mast Cell
    • 5) Fibroblasts

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