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Stratified epithelium

stratified epithelium

(Science: pathology) An epithelium composed of multiple layers of cells, only the basal layer being in contact with the basal lamina.

The basal layer is of stem cells that divide to produce the cells of the upper layers, in skin, these become heavily keratinised before dying and being shed as squames. Stratified epithelia usually have a mechanical or protective role.

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... membrane varies depending on the tract and where in the tract the epithelium is found. For each of the following epithelium,indicate where ... where the mucous membrane having this epithelium would be found -Stratified squamous(several answers) -Pseudostratifiedd ciliated epithelium ...

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by tomkkk
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... membrane which lines the lumen of the digestive tract consists of stratified mucosal epithelial tissue in the mouth, oral and laryngeal pharynx, ... basal layer of the stratified squamous and the layer of simple columnar epithelium. So best guess is that they are NOT the same. Doc44 Ever wonder ...

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its a bit of everything...please help

... For question no. 3, here's how it changes. External nose: keratinized stratified squamous epithelium Internal nose (nasal cavity): hyaline cartilage (nasal septum), pseudostratified ...

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by clarence
Thu May 26, 2005 11:07 am
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