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simple squamous epithelial tissue
-lines blood vessels and air sacs of lungs
-permits exchange of nutrients, wastes and gasses
stratified squamous epithelial tissue
-outer layer of skin, mouth, and vagina
-protects against abrasion, drying out, and infection
simple cuboidal epithelial tissue
-lines kidney tubules and glands
-secretes and reabsorbs water and small molecules
simple columnar epithelial tissue
-lines most digestive organs (stomach and intestines)
-absorbs nutrients, produces mucus
pseudostratified columnar epithelial tissue
-lines respiratory tract and some tubes of reproductive tract
-involved with celia and goblet cells/attached at basment membrane
transitional epithial tissue
-has several layers and can be stretched in response to tension
-found in the lining of the urinary lining
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