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Histology - Epithelial Tissue Terms
Describes any tissue that does not have a direct blood supply
Describes any tissue that does have a direct blood supply
Flat cells; structure is ideal for diffusion/transport
Box-shaped or cube-shaped cells; structure is ideal for secretion/re-absorption
Tall, rectangular-shaped cells; structure is ideal for storage/absorption or protection
Term used to describe only ONE layer of cells
Term used to describe 2 or more layers of cells
Term used to describe a tissue that appears to have more than one layer, but is really only one layer; FAKE layers
Part of epithelial tissue that is at the bottom of the tissue and attached to the basement membrane
Part of the epithelial tissue that is exposed to an open area (either the external environment or to the inside of a hollow organ).
Glandular tissue that releases its products (hormones) directly into the bloodstream
Glandular tissue that releases its products (mucus, saliva, oil, wax, sweat, digestive enzymes, milk) directly onto a surface
Term used to describe cells that have the ability to change shape from columnar/cuboidal to squamous/flat
A protein found in the skin, hair and nails that helps to keep those structures waterproof
Process by which a fluid or nutrient is taken up within a cell
Process by which a fluid or another substance is released from a cell into the blood or onto a surface
Cells found with Columnar Epithelium that create & release mucus