Simple squamous epithelial tissue
Based on cell shape, there are three different kinds of epithelial cells. Which one could be described as thin and flat with a disk like nucleus - "scaly"
Based on cell layering, there are three types of epithelial cells. Which one could be described as a single layer of cells resting on a basement membrane?
Endothelium and Mesothelium
There are two types of simple squamous epithelia that are characteristic of two locations. What are they?
simple squamous lining of body cavities.
simple squamous lining of blood vessels and
one row of squamous cells, forming a
thin lining that allows diffusion of gases and fluids
Found in Body cavities (mesothelium).
Cardio-vascular and lymphatic systems (endothelium)
inner lining of blood vessels & wall of blood capillaries
Smallest ducts of many glands.
Terminal respiratory ducts
and air sacs; wall of alveolus (air-pockets in lung)
(except sensory areas)
The simplest of the epithelia
Single layer of flattened cells with disc shaped nuclei and sparse cytoplasm