epithelial tissue

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Noun1.epithelial tissue - membranous tissue covering internal organs and other internal surfaces of the bodyepithelial tissue - membranous tissue covering internal organs and other internal surfaces of the body
endothelium - an epithelium of mesoblastic origin; a thin layer of flattened cells that lines the inside of some body cavities
mesothelium - epithelium originating in the embryonic mesoderm; lines the primordial body cavity
neuroepithelium - epithelium associated with special sense organs and containing sensory nerve endings
epithelial cell - one of the closely packed cells forming the epithelium
animal tissue - the tissue in the bodies of animals
decidua - the epithelial tissue of the endometrium
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The recipient area is covered within 5 days with new growth of epithelial tissue on a dermal base: 1 [cm.
The role of zinc as a required factor for epithelial tissue health has been proven in many studies.
Team of researchers, led by scientists at Cincinnati Children's Hospital Medical Center, identified a molecular pathway specific to epithelial tissue in the esophagus involving a gene called CAPN14, which they found becomes dramatically up-regulated in the disease process.
Stomach acid is not the only component of gastric fluid that damages epithelial tissue and mucosa during reflux.
All of these are organs that, like the prostate and pancreas, are formed from so-called epithelial tissue.
COLLEGE STATION, Texas, May 23, 2013 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- More effective detection and diagnosis of oral cancer could result from an advance in noninvasive imaging of epithelial tissue by a Texas A&M University researcher.
Study authors affiliated with the National Institutes of Health (NIH)-funded Microbicide Trials Network (MTN), said that more research is needed to fully understand the safety of personal lubricants and their effect on epithelial tissue, the layer of mucosal cells that acts as the body's first line of defense against sexually transmitted HIV.
The epithelial tissue created by Rajagopal and his colleagues at the MGH Center for Regenerative Medicine also provides researchers with the same cells that are involved in a number of common lung conditions, including asthma, lung cancer, and chronic bronchitis, and may hasten the development of new insights and treatments into those conditions as well.
Imalux Niris Imaging System Used to Measure Thickness of Epithelial Tissue
This approach has been able to recapitulate in real time the progression from normal epithelial tissue to invasive cancer," said Khavari, "and now this model is being used to systematically identify the key genes in this process.
This protein, one of about a half dozen laminins, normally exists as part of the basement membrane that underlies layers of cells making up epithelial tissue.