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Epithelial tissue

covers surfaces, make up glands and tubes

connective tissue

support and bring tissue together, energy reserves, immunity

Muscular tissue


Nervous tissue

communication, coordinate activities

Epithelial tissue

closely packed in sheets, single or multiple layers. Apical surface/basal membrane, avascular, has a nerve supply, high cell division

Squamous epithelium

Flat thin cells, rapid passage of substances

Cuboidal epithelium

square shape, secretionabsorbtion

columnar epithelium

(thicker cell) Taller, more protection, secretion/absorbtion, may have vilia or cilia

Transitional epithelium

Change shape, cuboidal to flat, streth, in bladder.

Simple epithelium

single layer, diffusion, osmosis, filtration, secretion/absorbtion

simple columnar

some cuboidal, ovaries, secretory part of glands in thyroid


(also means you have cilia on there) moves mucus/particles

ciliated simple columnar epithelium

trachea/upper respiratory tract.

stratified epithelium

2 or more layers, protect underlying tissue/ protect skin from heat


protects from heat/micrubes, chemicals-skin

Glandular epithelium

specialized epithelium to creat a substance


secretes substance

Endocrine glands

secrete into interstitial fluid and diffuse ( pituitary, hormones, adrenals, thyroid)

exocrine glands

secretes into ducts/mucus, perspiration, milk, saliva, digestive enzymes

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