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Simple Epithelium Notes
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Simple Squamous Epithelium
  • Single layer of flat cells
  • Usually forms membranes
  • Lines body cavities
  • Lines lungs capillaries

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Simple Cuboidal Epithelium
  • Single layer of cube-like cells
  • Common in glands their ducts
  • Forms walls of kidney
    tubules
  • Covers ovaries

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Simple Columnar Epithelium
  • Single layer of tall cells
  • Often includes
    goblet cells,
    which produce
    mucus

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  • Lines digestive tract
  • May contains microvilli perform absorption
  • Microvilli tiny fingerlike structure that
    increase surface area

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Psuedostratified Columnar Epithelium
  • Single layer, but some cells are shorter than
    others
  • Often looks like double cell layer
  • Sometimes ciliated (hairlike structures that
    increase suface area) , such as in the
    respiratory tract
  • May function in absorption or secretion

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