Simple Squamous Epithelium

Type: Epithelium

Looks like: flat irregular shaped fish scales

Function: allows things through through diffusion and filtration

Location:
  • kidney glomeruli
  • air sacs of lungs
  • lining of heart (pericardium)
  • lining of blood vessels
  • lining of lymphatic vessels
  • lining of lungs (pleura)
  • lining of abdominal pelvic cavity (peritoneum)
  • lining of ventral body cavity (serosae)

source: http://www.technion.ac.il/~mdcourse/274203/lect2.html
location: air sacs of the lungs, aka alveolar walls. source: http://capital2.capital.edu/faculty/kromsted/histology/simple.htm
location: blood vessel. source: http://bcrc.bio.umass.edu/histology/?q=node/123

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