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Pseudostratified ciliated columnar epithelium
The type of cell found in the upper respiratory tract, which forms the key component of the respiratory mucosa
Mucinogen
Goblet cells contain [_______] secretory granules
Eustachian tube
A tube connecting the nasopharynx to the middle ear. Allows air pressure to equilibrate in these cavities
Lamina propria
The term used to describe the loose collagenous fibres that forms the base of the respiratory mucosa
Larynx
The lower respiratory tract begins at the [_______]
Simple cuboidal non-ciliated epithelium
The type of cell found in the lower respiratory tract
Terminal bronchioles
The area within the respiratory system where goblet cells cease to be present
Kulchitsky cells
Cells that occur throughout the LRT epithelium, and contain secretory granules (serotonin, calcitonin)
Clara cells
Cells (not pneumocytes) within the respiratory system that can differentiate and produce surfactant
Type I pneumocytes
Cells within the respiratory system that cannot replicate and partake in oxygen exchange
Type II pneumocytes
Cells within the respiratory system that can replicate, differentiate and produce surfactant