Function and Location of Epithelial Tissues

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Line one is FUNCTION Line two is LOCATION

Simple Squamous

Found in thin tissue where absorption is critical
Ex: walls of capillaries, aveoli

Stratified Squamous

Found in thick tissue where abrasion is likely.
ex: surface of skin, linings of oral cavity

Simple Cuboidal

Lines ducts and tubules
ex: tubules in kidneys, ducts in skin

Stratified Cuboidal

Lines larger glands
ex: sweat glands in skin, salivary gland ducts

Transitional

Can stretch
ex: lines urinary bladder and ureters

Simple Columnar

Can secrete and absorb because of microvilli
ex: lines most of digestive tract, uterus and uterine tubes

Pseudostratified

Single layer of cells that has lots of cilia
ex: lines upper respiratory tract

Stratified Columnar

Very rare
ex: parts of digestive tract, parts of male reproductive tract.

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