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Epithelia
Tissues found in body linings.
Simple epithelia
Epithelial cells in a single layer.
Basement membrane
The noncellular layer that connects epithelia to lower layers.
Simple squamous epithelium
A single layer of flattened epithelial cells.
Simple cuboidal epithelium
A single layer of cube-shaped epithelial cells.
Simple columnar epithelium
A single layer of long epithelial cells.
Pseudostratified columnar epithelium
A single layer of long epithelial cells which appears stratified as some cells do not reach the surface (though all reach the basement membrane).
Keratinized stratified squamous epithelium
Many layers of flattened epithelial cells with a special waterproof surface layer, as found on the skin.
Non-keratinized stratified squamous epithelium
Many layers of flattened epithelial cells forming a mucus membrane, as in the oral cavity and vagina.
Transitional epithelium
Stratified epithelial cells which can relax into a 'bunched' form, as found in the bladder lining.
Exocrine glands
Glands which secrete products into tubes and ducts.
Endocrine glands
Structures which secrete products among cells, to be transported within blood or lymph system.
Goblet cells
Unicellular glands which secrete mucus.
Merocrine glands
Structures which secrete products within vesicles (ie. by exocytosis), for example sweat glands.
Apocrine glands
Structures which secrete products by cell membrane budding, for example lactiferous glands.
Holocrine glands
Structures which secrete a product by entire cellular rupture, for example skin oil glands.
Connective tissue
Fibrous tissue set in a matrix, derived from the embryonic tissue mesenchyme.
Loose connective tissue
Complex connective tissue wrapped around organs and under the epidermis, made up of various fibre and cell types, some involved in immune function.
Dense regular connective tissue
Connective tissue that forms tendons and ligaments, mostly composed of structured collagenous fibres.
Dense irregular connective tissue
Dense connective tissue without a regular structure, for example in the whites of the eyes.
Elastic connective tissue
Tissue which recoils when stretched, abundant in the walls of large arteries for instance.
Reticular connective tissue
Forms an internal support for soft organs such as the liver and spleen.
Adipose tissue
Specialised fat-storing connective tissue containing adipocytes.
Hyaline cartilage
Glass-like cartilage (for instance forming articular surfaces, with a semi-solid matrix, chondrocytes (cartilage cells) and collagenous fibres.
Fibrocartilage
Like hyaline cartilage but tougher, with more collagenous fibres, found in stressed areas such as the hip joint.
Elastic cartilage
The most flexible kind of cartilage, with elastic fibres.
Bone
Skeletal connective tissue with a hard matrix of salts.
Blood
Vascular connective tissue, with a liquid plasma matrix.
Skeletal muscle
Striated tissue made of multinuclete contractile cells which can be consciously controlled.
Cardiac muscle
Involuntary striated uninuclear muscle, cells connected by intercalated discs.
Smooth muscle
Non-striated, uninuclear, involuntary muscle with a wide range of functions throughout the body.
Nervous tissue
Tissue made up of neurons and glial cells
Endothelia
Epithelia lining blood vessels
Stroma
General term for the special functional tissue of an organ
Parenchyma
General term for the supportive tissue of an organ