Anatomy and physiology

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Where are epithelial tissues found?

Body coverings
Body linings
Glandular tissue

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What are the functions of the epithelial tissue?

Protection
Absorption
Filtration
Secretion

3

What are epithelial characteristics?

Cells fit closely together
Tissue layer always has one free surface
The lower surface is bound by a basement membrane
Avascular (have no blood supply)
Regenerate easily if well nourished

4

Simple squamous

Single layer of flat cells
Usually forms membranes
Lines body cavities
Lines lungs and capillaries