First name of tissue indicates number of cell layers
- Simple—one layer of cells
- Stratified—more than one layer of cells
Last name of tissue describes shape of cells
- Squamous—cells are wider than tall (plate-like) – “squashed”
- Cuboidal—cells are as wide as tall, like cubes
- Columnar—cells are taller than they are wide, like columns
In this example we see air sacs of lungs
We find these types of cells in kidney tubules.
Found in most of the digestive tract, like the stomach
Found in the trachea (just remember cilia pushes mucus up, in the trachea)
Nonkeratinized forms in all places mucous membranes are found
Saliva, sweat and mammary glands all have these cuboidal stratified tissue
Very rare, found in male urethra and large ducts of some glands.
Everything urine-related because it stretches (transitions) with pressure.
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Painting by Michael Reedy
The Basics. Start here. This is your Foundation.
YOU ARE HERE AT EPITHELIAL AND CT
Epithelial and Connective Tissue
Skin, Hair, Nails, Sweat Glands
The Central Nervous System
The Peripheral Nervous System
The Autonomic Nervous System
The Cardiovascular System
- The Endocrine System (Pituitary, Thyroid, Pancreas, Adrenal, Gonads, etc)
- The Lymphatic System (Spleen, Thymus, Lymphatic vessels, nodes etc)
- The Respiratory System (Lungs, Alveoli, Bronchi, Trachea, Larynx, Nasal cavities, etc)
- The Immune System
- The Urinary System: Kidneys
- The Urinary System: Ureter and Urinary Bladder