Histology Photomicrographs

Human Anatomy and Physiology (BIOL& 241L-242L)
Karen Hart, Peninsula College

Epithelial tissue: Simple squamous epithelium

 

Example: A simple squamous epithelium forms the outer wall of the glomerular capsule.

The structure highlighted with normal color is, in three-dimensions, a sphere composed of a thin outer wall of cells, a space that contains fluid, and an inner region of cells.

The outer wall is composed of a single layer of flat cells (a simple squamous epithelium). Two of the nuclei (stained purple) are indicated by arrows labeled n. Two areas of cytoplasm (stained pink) are indicated by arrows labeled c.

The simple squamous epithelium shown here is the outer wall of the glomerular capsule. More information about glomerular capsules and related structures is available in the section on the kidney.

n = nucleus of a simple squamous epithelial cell

c = cytoplasm of a simple squamous epithelial cell

Slide: Epithelia 3 types HA 6-1
Location: Kidney cortex

Microscope at 400X

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