List of abbreviations
Vocabulary
of micros-
copic
anatomy
specialist terms
explained in
English +
German

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Dr. med.
H. Jastrow


Conditions
of use
Overview epithelium (Epithelium):
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Definition: An epithelium is a close association of cells lacking notable amounts of intercellular substance.
Most epithelia cover inner or outer surfaces of organs or form glands. The aspect of the uppermost cells, order of cell nuclei and eventual presence of layers is the base for classification.
Classification and presence of epithelia:
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 simple (single layered) pseudostratified  stratified
squamous
- peritoneum
- endocard
- pericard
- Rete testis
- endothel of vessels
- alveolar epithelium
- kidney: Bowmann's capsule
- kidney: intermediate tubule
- posterior corneal epithelium
- mucosa of the ear drum
- inner surface of the tympanic membrane
- intercalary ducts of salivary glands
- ovary: priordial follicle epithelium
transitional epithelium
- kidney: renal pelvis
- kidney: calices renales
- ureter
- urinary bladder
- urethra, initial part only
squamous
keratinized
- epidermis
- external auditory canal
- nasal vestibulum
- Introitus vaginae
- Papillae filiformes
non-keratinized
- oral cavity
- pharynx
- esophagus
- anus
- vagina
- anterior corneal epithelium
- female urethra (distal part)
- gingiva
- male urethra (Fossa navicularis)
cuboidal
- epithelium of the amnion
- choriod plexus
- some renal tubuli
- small bile ducts
- pigment epithelium of the retina
- thyroid gland
- liver
- parathyroid gland
- adrenal gland
- ovary: primary follicle epithelium
- placenta: vili of the chorion
   
columnar
without surface specialisations
- salivary glands
- seminal gland
- Kidney: collecting ducts
- Kidney: papillary duct
- hepatic duct
- Eye: epithelium of the lens
with  cilia
- uterine tube
- uterus
with microvilli
- enterocytes of the gut
- gall bladder (few microvilli)
- uterus
columnar with 2 raws of nuclei
- nasolacrimal duct
- auditory tube
- excretory ducts of large salivary glands
with stereovilli
- epididymal duct
- initial part of deferent duct

columnar with multiple raws of nuclei
lacking cilia
- end of deferent duct
with cilia (ciliated epithelium)
- respiratory region of the nose
- paranasal sinuses
- laryngeal face of epiglottis
- nasal face of soft palate
- upper epipharynx
- larynx
- trachea
- bronchies
- bronchiols
- testis: Ductuli efferentes
with stereovilli
- intermediate part of deferent duct
- outer and inner hair cells
- cells of the macula and crista

columnar
- parotid duct
- Fornix conjunctivae
- Caruncula lacrimalis
- female urethra (intermediate part)
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