Plate 12.243 Urethra
Ronald A. Bergman, Ph.D., Adel K. Afifi, M.D., Paul M. Heidger,
Peer Review Status: Externally Peer Reviewed
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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