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Special characteristics of epithelial tissue

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laurabockoff's version from 2016-10-03 23:09

Section 1

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cellularityalmost entirely made up of closely packed cells
specialized contactsepithelial connected together by desmosomes and tight junctions
polarityapical surface
supported by connective tissuecontains a layer containing a fine network of collagen fibers; helps resists stretching and tearing forces
Vascular but inheritedepithelial tissue is innervated (supplied by nerve fibers). Avascular (contains no blood vessels). It gets nutrients from underlying connective tissue
regenerationhigh regenerative capacity as long as cells receive adequate nutrition
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Section 2

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reticular fibersmade up of fine collagenous fiber; help bind and support the soft tissue of organs. Located around small blood vessels and organs
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