Anatomy and physiology
Where are epithelial tissues found?
What are the functions of the epithelial tissue?
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
Single layer of flat cells
Usually forms membranes
Lines body cavities
Lines lungs and capillaries