List of distinct cell types in the adult human body

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There are many different types of cell in the human body.

Cells that are derived primarily from endoderm[edit]

Exocrine secretory epithelial cells[edit]

Hormone-secreting cells[edit]

Derived primarily from ectoderm[edit]

Integumentary system[edit]

Keratinizing epithelial cells[edit]

Wet stratified barrier epithelial cells[edit]

Nervous system[edit]

There are nerve cells, also known as neurons, present in our human body. They are branched out. These cells make up nervous tissue. A neuron consists of a cell body with a nucleus and cytoplasm, from which long thin hair-like parts arise.

Sensory transducer cells[edit]

Autonomic neuron cells[edit]

Sense organ and peripheral neuron supporting cells[edit]

Central nervous system neurons and glial cells[edit]

Lens cells[edit]

Derived primarily from mesoderm[edit]

Metabolism and storage cells[edit]

Barrier function cells (lung, gut, exocrine glands and urogenital tract)[edit]



Extracellular matrix cells[edit]

Contractile cells[edit]

Blood and immune system cells[edit]

Germ cells[edit]

Nurse cell[edit]

Interstitial cells[edit]


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