Primary Tissues - Epithelial and Glandular Tissues

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What are the two main types of epithelial tissues mentioned in the text?

Epithelia and glandular epithelia

Which type of glands release secretions (hormones) directly into the blood?

Endocrine glands

What is the primary function of exocrine glands?

Secretion onto epithelial surfaces

How are glandular epithelial cells classified based on structure?

As unicellular or multicellular

Which type of gland consists of single cells, such as goblet cells?

Unicellular glands

What is a key difference between endocrine and exocrine glands in terms of secretion release?

Endocrine glands lack ducts for secretion release

Which type of multicellular gland has a rounded secretory part attached to a single unbranched duct?

Simple acinar

What type of glands have secretory portions that are both tubular and rounded, attaching to a branched duct?

Compound tubuloacinar

In the functional classification of glandular epithelium, which type releases secretions by shedding the entire cell?

Holocrine

Which gland has a tubular secretory portion that is coiled and attaches to a single unbranched duct?

Simple coiled tubular

Which gland has a secretory part that is branched and attaches to a single unbranched duct?

Simple branched acinar

What are ER and Golgi apparatus responsible for in glandular epithelium?

Forming secretory vesicles containing secretory products

Study Notes

Types of Epithelial Tissues

  • Two main types of epithelial tissues: glandular and non-glandular epithelium

Glandular Epithelium

  • Endocrine glands: release secretions (hormones) directly into the blood
  • Exocrine glands: release secretions into a duct that leads to the surface of an epithelium or an organ

Exocrine Glands

  • Primary function: secrete enzymes and other substances onto a surface or into a body cavity
  • Classified based on structure:
    • Unicellular glands: consist of single cells, such as goblet cells
    • Multicellular glands: consist of multiple cells, with different structures

Multicellular Glands

  • Simple glands: have a rounded secretory part attached to a single unbranched duct
  • Compound glands: have secretory portions that are both tubular and rounded, attaching to a branched duct
  • Coiled tubular glands: have a tubular secretory portion that is coiled and attaches to a single unbranched duct
  • Branching glands: have a secretory part that is branched and attaches to a single unbranched duct

Functional Classification

  • Holocrine glands: release secretions by shedding the entire cell
  • Merocrine glands: release secretions through exocytosis
  • Apocrine glands: release secretions by budding off the apical portion of the cell

Cellular Components

  • ER (Endoplasmic Reticulum) and Golgi apparatus: responsible for protein synthesis, modification, and secretion in glandular epithelium

This quiz covers the basics of epithelial tissues and glandular epithelial tissues, including types of epithelia, gland cells, endocrine glands, and exocrine glands. Ideal for students studying human biology or related fields.

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