HELP! Tissues/Lab exam tomorrow...any tips

  1. Hi all,

    I was wondering if there were any "tricks" to memorizing the epithelial tissues? We are having our first lab exam tomorrow.Very nervous....
    We need to be able to ID each, tell where each is found, and what the function of each is.

    Any tips?
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  3. by   Fun2, RN, BSN
    Well, I hate to be rude, but how long have you had to learn this? This doesn't come over night!

    Stratified Squamous epithelium keratinized has the stratum corneum, and is anucleated.

    Stratified Squamous epithelium keratinzed is nucleated, and no stratum corneum.

    Transitional looks like other tissues, but has a stretched out apical surface.

    Simple epithelium tissue should be easy to recognize, if you have studied these.

    Good luck on your test.


    Quote from onehusbandsevenkids
    Hi all,

    I was wondering if there were any "tricks" to memorizing the epithelial tissues? We are having our first lab exam tomorrow.Very nervous....
    We need to be able to ID each, tell where each is found, and what the function of each is.

    Any tips?
  4. by   nikonos
    Pseudostatified columnar = ciliated usually w/ goblet cells present
    Transitional epithelium = May have a slight oval shape depending on slide
    Cuboidal epithelium = duh...looks like a cube, has round nuclei
    Stratified squamous epithelium = found in epidermal layers of skin
    Simple columnar epithelium = Nuclei are oriented in a defined line, whereas pseudostratified are all over the place.

    The only way you lean histology and learn it well is to spend extra time in the lab with the microscope. Most schools have open lab hours where you can study your lab material in the presence of a lab tech, find them out and spend as many hours as you have to in order to learn those things. It all pays off in the end. Good luck.

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