Epithelial tissue can occur nearly anywhere that the body is exposed to exogenous toxins (e.g., the GI tract, respiratory tract, urinary system, and skin). It consists of dense sheets of tightly bound cells that form a barrier in the epithelium, which serves as a barrier against pathogens and harmful secretory products and functions, thereby helping to maintain homeostasis. Since epithelial cells are prevalent throughout the body, their function changes based on their location (e.g., the protective function of skin epithelium compared to the absorptive and secretory properties of gut epithelium). This course discusses the basics of epithelial tissue and includes a deeper dive into the organs composed of it.
Although I am at present an unknowledgeable M0, I appreciate how informative this introductory lecture is on mucous versus serous glands, and that an associated slide with images is presented. Histology is a notably difficult course in medical school, especially for people without prior exposure. What textbook(s) or online readings or articles would you recommend reading to further supplement learning of mucous and serous glands and epithelium throughout the human body?
Excellent! Thank you, Dr. Meyer for this lecture! Finally I don't have to memorize like a parrot and I started to like Histology ! :)
He is really good I have learned alot from him
Good but one star is less, this is because professor doesn't use cursor so it little bit difficult to understand