Identifying Epithelia

Lecture Test #1
Located in: Glands, Ducts; portions of kidney tubules; thyroid gland
Functions: Limited protection, secretion, absorption
Simple Cuboidal Epithelium
Located in: lining of some ducts
Functions: protection, secretion, absorption
Stratified Cuboidal Epithelium
Locations: urinary bladder, renal pelvis, ureters
Functions: permits expansion and recoil after stretching
Transitional Epithelium
Locations: lining of stomach, intestine, gallbladder, uterine tubes and collecting ducts of kidneys
Simple Columnar Epithelium
Locations: lining of nasal cavity, trachea and bronchi and portions of male reproductive tract
Psuedostratified Ciliated Columnar Epithelium
Locations: small areas of the pharynx, epiglottis, anus, mammary glands, salivary gland ducts, and urethra
Function: protection
Stratified Columnar Epithelium