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Which special name is given to epithelium lining inside the chamber of the heart? You will be able to easily answer this question after watching our video about epithelial tissue types.

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Your lecturer is Professor Geoff Meyer. He is currently teaching at the School of Anatomy, Physiology and Human Biology at the University of Western Australia (UWA). As an leading anatomy and histology expert he is also coordinator of the Federative International Program for Anatomical Terminologies (FIPAT) of the International Federation of Associations of Anatomists (IFAA). Aside from medical research on the ovarian function, steroidogenesis, corpus luteum, angiogenesis and microcirculation Geoff Meyer’s research activities focus on developing innovative, computer-aided learning and teaching tools. Being such innovative, Geoff Meyer has received a number of awards for his work, including the Australian University Teaching Award.

The video “Epithelial Tissue Types (Sections)” is part of the lecture “Connective Tissue: Epithelium” of the online medical course “Types of Tissues”. It shows you sections of different types of epithelia and thereby gives you an excellent insight into the differences between these types.

You will see:

• Section of a simple cuboidal epithelium
– Function: formation of ducts, absorption and secretion
• Section of simple columnar epithelium
– Function: absorption and secretion
• Section: stratified squamous epithelium
– Function: barrier, protection
• Section of pseudostratified epithelium
– Function: secretion, absorption, tube
• Section of transitional epithelium
– Function: barrier, distensibility
• Section of stratified squamous (keratinized) epithelium
– Function: resist wear and tear

Furthermore you will learn special terminology of epithelial tissues in specific parts of the human body.

Now it’s your turn! Watch the video and find out the correct answer to the following question?

Which special name is given to epithelium lining inside the chamber of the heart?

A. Neuroepithelium
B. Endothelium
C. Urothelium
D. Endocardium
E. Mesothelium

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Diagrams used in this presentation were taken from:
Concise Histology by  Leslie P. Gartner and James L. Hiatt (July 2010) Elsevier
Histology and Cell Biology, An introduction to Pathology by Albert L. Kierszenbaum and Laura L. Tres (2012) Elsevier
Histological images used in this presentation were taken from:
Meyer’s Histology: