Stratified Cuboidal Epithelium

Stratified cuboidal epithelium consists of two or three layers of cuboidal cells that form the lining of a lumen (fig. 5.7). The layering of the cells provides more protection than the single layer affords.

Stratified cuboidal epithelium lines the larger ducts of the mammary glands, sweat glands, salivary glands, and pancreas. It also forms the lining of developing ovarian follicles and seminiferous tubules, which are parts of the female and male reproductive systems, respectively.

Essentials of Human Physiology

Essentials of Human Physiology

This ebook provides an introductory explanation of the workings of the human body, with an effort to draw connections between the body systems and explain their interdependencies. A framework for the book is homeostasis and how the body maintains balance within each system. This is intended as a first introduction to physiology for a college-level course.

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