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Anatomy Atlases: Atlas of Microscopic Anatomy: Section 1 - Cells Atlas of Microscopic Anatomy: Section 12 - Urinary System

Plate 12.243 Urethra

Ronald A. Bergman, Ph.D., Adel K. Afifi, M.D., Paul M. Heidger, Jr., Ph.D.
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URETHRA
Female

Plate 12.243 Urethra

Human, 10% formalin, H. & E., 162 x.

 

This is a section of female urethra showing the mucosa. The lining epithelium here is stratified squamous. The type of epithelium lining the urethra is variable at different sites. It is transitional near the urinary bladder and stratified squamous throughout most of its extent except for interrupted segments of stratified columnar or pseudostratified epithelium. The lamina propria of loose connective tissue lacks papillae.

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