Anatomy Terms- Chapter 5: Tissue

Simple Squamous Epithelium

Eardrum, air sacs of lungs, crystalline lens of eye

Simple Cuboidal Epithelium

Ovaries, inner surface of cornea and lens of eye, kidneys, small ducts of many glands

Simple Columnar Epithelium

Stomach lining, small and large intestines, digestive glands, gall bladder.(contains goblet cells)

Stratified Squamous

Mouth, esophagus, vagina

Stratified Cuboidal

Sweat, mammary, and salivary glands

Stratified Columnar

Urethas and certain junctions of the body

Functions of Connective Tissue

1. Binds2. Supports3. Protects4. Stores energy5. Aides in circulation

Hyaline Cartilage

Ends of bones, nose, larynx, trachea, bronchia


In between vertebrae, knees

Elastic Cartilage

Outer ear and eustachian tubes

Elastic Connective Tissue

Larynx, arteries, trachea, and bronchial tubes

Connective Tissue Proper

Subcutaneous layer that attaches skin to underlying tissue and organs

Adipose Tissue

Shock absorpers, food reserve

Dense Connective Tissue

Capsules around the heart, kidneys, testes, and liver

Reticular Connective Tissue

framework for liver, spleen, and lymph nodes

Mucous Membranes

Digestive, respiratory, and excretory tracts

Serous Membranes

covers organs

Cutaneous Mambranes


Synovial Membranes