Transitional cell

 
Transitional epithelium explanatory video

  

This is the cell type found in urinary bladder, urethra and ureter forming transitional epithelium. It consist of different types of cells from the top to bottom of the epithelium. The cells alter their shape depending on the tone of the tissue - i.e. contraction and relaxation of the underlying tissue. They consist of cuboidal epithelium on the top and columnar epithelium in the bottom when they are relaxed. But when the underlying muscular tissue is stretched, the top cells assume a squamous shape.


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