Simple columnar epithelium

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Simple columnar epithelium
Normal gastric mucosa intermed mag.jpg
The stomach wall, with simple columnar epithelium visible as a lining at the top. Code = TH H2.00.02.0.02020
Anatomical terminology

A simple columnar epithelium is a columnar epithelium that is uni-layered. In humans, a simple columnar epithelium lines most organs of the digestive tract including the stomach, small intestine, and large intestine. Simple ciliated columnar epithelia line the uterus.

Structure[edit]

See also: Cilia

Simple columnar epithelium is further divided into two categories: ciliated and non-ciliated.

Location[edit]

They are found In the respiratory tract. Due to the movement of the cilia,the mucous and air is pushed away to clear the respiratory tract.

Ciliated[edit]

Ciliated columnar epithelium moves mucus and other substances via cilia and is found in the upper respiratory tract, the Fallopian tubes, the uterus, and the central part of the spinal cord.

A ciliated columnar epithelium lines the lumen of the uterine tube, where currents generated by the cilia propel the egg cell toward the uterus.

Non-cilitated[edit]

This is found lining sections of the gastrointestinal tract and may be brush bordered.

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