Histology Guide virtual histology laboratory

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Chapter 2 - Epithelium

Questions are provided for the most important slides of this chapter. This quiz only covers material that one would be expected to discuss in a histology laboratory.

What two features are used to classify epithelia? [+]

  • Shape of the surface cells (i.e., squamouse, cuboidal, or columnar)
  • Whether it has a single or multiple layers of cells (i.e., simple or stratified)

What are the two specialized forms of epithelia? [+]

  • Pseudostratified columnar epithelium
  • Transitional epithelium

What separates an epithelium from the underlying conncetive tissue? [+]

Basement membrane - varies in thickness depending on the tissue

Are epithelia polarized? [+]

Yes, epithelial cells have distinct apical (i.e., top), basal (i.e., bottom), and lateral (i.e., side) surfaces

It is not necessary to learn the names of specific tissues for this chapter, but rather learn to recognize variations in epithelia.

Part 01

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Epithelium 01

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Epithelium 02

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Epithelium 03

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Epithelium 04

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Epithelium 05

Part 02

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Epithelium 06

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Epithelium 07

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Epithelium 08