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Simple Cuboidal Epithelium

Simple Cuboidal Epithelium

Author: Aaron Mullally

- be able to identify simple cuboidal epithelium by understanding its morphology

- understand where simple cuboidal epithelium is located in the human body

- know that many glands of the body consist of this tissue

- Know that this tissue is found in areas of the body where secretion takes place (aside from glands)

Here is a brief explanation of where to find simple cuboidal epithelium

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Overview of Simple Cuboidal Epithelium

Simple cuboidal epithelium
- single row of cuboidal cells, usually lined with microvilli
- used for absorption and secretion; this is an important feature within the kidneys and glands
- can be found in the thyroid, mammary glands, liver, salivary glands, bronchioles and renal tubules

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Source: Self Made

Simple Cuboidal Epithelium

Here is a quick overview of simple cuboidal epithelium

Source: Self made with use of images from Marieb's Textbook of Anatomy & Physiology &

Images of Simple Cuboidal Epithelium

Here are some images for you to observe of simple cuboidal epithelium