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Epithelial Tissue

Descriptions of Epithelial Tissue

Epithelial Tissue: membranous tissue covering internal organs and other internal surfaces of the body
Source: WordNet 2.1

Summary Information: Epithelial Tissue

Epithelial Tissue: Epithelial tissue is a collection of closely packed, interconnected epithelial cells. The epithelial tissue makes of the epithelium, which covers the surfaces of organs and structures throughout the body. This includes the external surface of the body, the skin. Epithelial tissue has a wide variety of functions, depending on the type of epithelial cell and its location. For example, in the skin, epithelial tissue protects the body from trauma, harmful microorganisms, and dehydration. Specialized epithelial tissue in glands secretes hormones and enzymes, and epithelial tissue in the small intestine play a role in digestion by absorbing nutrients.

There are two basic types of epithelial tissue: simple epithelium and stratified epithelium. There are also variations of these types, which include pseudostratified epithelium and transitional epithelium. Conditions that can afflict the epithelial tissue include acne, ringworm, rashes, epithelial lesions, ulcer, cancer, dysplagia, infection, trauma, inflammation, hematoma and lacerations.

Closely Related Organs: Epithelial Tissue

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Conditions Afflicting Organs: Epithelial Tissue

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Other Names: Epithelial Tissue

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Sub Parts: Epithelial Tissue

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