The organisation of cells

There are 4 main tissue types in the human body

  • Epithelial tissue
  • Connective tissue
  • Muscle tissue
  • Nervous tissue

There are 6 main types of epithelial cells which are:

  • Simple squamous - commonly found lining the surfaces of blood vessels, the alveoli and forms the walls of capillaries
  • Cuboidal - Line many tubes in the body
  • Columnar - Line many tubes in the body
  • Ciliated - often contain goblet cells that produce mucus, form the surface of the tube of the lungs and oviducts
  • Glandular - Made up of goblet cells that secrete mucus
  • Compound - Found where the surface is continually scratched and abraded such as the skin
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Tissues

There are 4 main tissue types in the human body:

  • Epithelial tissue
  • Connective tissue
  • Muscle tissue
  • Nervous tissue

There are 6 main types of epithelial cells which are:

  • Simple squamous - commonly found lining the surfaces of blood vessels, the alveoli and forms the walls of capillaries
  • Cuboidal - Line many tubes in the body
  • Columnar - Line many tubes in the body
  • Ciliated - often contain goblet cells that produce mucus, form the surface of the tube of the lungs and oviducts
  • Glandular - Made up of goblet cells that secrete mucus
  • Compound - Found where the surface is continually scratched and abraded such as the skin
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