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Descriptions of Epithelium

Epithelium: A thin layer of tissue that covers organs, glands, and other structures within the body.
Source: National Institute of Health

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

Epithelium : thin layer of tissue that covers the inner or outer surfaces of organs, glands, and other structures within the body.
Source: CRISP

Epithelium : Cell layer including skin and various membranes

Summary Information: Epithelium

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

Closely Related Organs: Epithelium

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Conditions Afflicting Organs: Epithelium

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Other Names: Epithelium

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Sub Parts: Epithelium

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Symptoms Related to Afflictions of: Epithelium

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