Tracheal Epithelium (High Power)


This is a high-power view of the epithelium of the trachea.  This is pseudostratified columnar epithelium.  Cilia located along the apical surface help move bacteria and foreign particles out of the respiratory tract.  Occasional goblet cells provide lubrication with mucous.

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Last updated: July 10, 2001.