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Glossary of JCC Histology

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Histology
The study of tissues
Embryonic Tissues
The Germ Layers made up of Endoderm, Mesoderm, and Ectoderm.
Endoderm
-Inner Layer
-Forms digestive tract lining and derivatives
Mesoderm
-Middle Layer
-forms muscle, bone, and blood vessels
Ectoderm
-outer layer
-forms skin and neuroectoderm
What are the tissue levels of Organization?
1) Epithelial
2) Connective
3) Muscle
4) Nervous


Name some characteristics of Epithelium Tissue
-almost all cells
-covers body surfaces and glands
-free and basilar surface
-avascular
-mitosis
-specialized cell contacts




What are the functions of Epithelial Tissue?
-acts as a barrier
-secretes substances
-absorbs substances
-protects whats beneath
-allows diffusion



Simple Ep Tissue
Squamous, cubodial, and columnar
Stratified Ep Tissue
2 or more cell layers

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