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Image #   27536A
Name:   Nasopharynx - squamous nasal epithelial cells with microvilli
Copyright:   Copyright 2007 Dennis Kunkel Microscopy, Inc.
Description:   Caption: Adenoid / Nasopharynx surface. Shown hear are microvilli on the surface of a group of squamous nasal epithelial cells. The nasopharynx (nasal part of the pharynx) lies behind the nose and above the level of the soft palate. Stratified squamous nasal epithelial cells line the surface of the nasopharynx. The epithelial cell surfaces are covered with tiny microvilli that increase the cell surface area. The microvilli likey aid in localization of foreign debris (coming from the nose) and detection by immune cells. Mucus, secreted by cells in the epithelial lining (not seen), traps foreign objects, such as bacteria, preventing them from entering the lungs. Other sensory cells / features (not seen) also occur in the nasal epithelial layer.
Magnification*: x2,000
Type: SEM
    *(Magnifications are based on a 35mm slide image of 24mm in the narrow dimension.)
Keywords:   27536A 07.01.07 adenoid adenoids nasopharynx pharyngeal nasopharyngeal pharyrnx upper airway mucosa lymphoid follicles airway epithelia epithelium human body nasal mucosa nasal mucosal epithelium nasal mucosal epithelia nasal mucosa epithelium nasal mucosa epithelia nose olfaction respiratory tract sense smell epithelial mucous lining olfactory sense nasal cavity lining lymphoepithelium lymphoepithelia M-cell M-cells M cell M cells squamous nasal epithelial cell squamous nasal epithelial cells squamous nasal epithelium squamous nasal epithelia nasal epithelium nasal epithelia nasal epithelial cell nasal epithelium cell nasal epithelia cell squamous cell squamous cells lymph tissue nasal passage nasal passageway air passage airway passage mucosal vaccine mucosal vaccines foreign debris pathogen pathogens antigen antigens nasal epithelial layer nasal epithelial lining olfactory mucosa olfactory senses mucus mucous mucus secreting cell mucus secreting cells mucus-secreting cell mucus-secreting cells mucilage mucilanginous sensory cell sensory cells chemosensory cell chemosensory cells nasal cell nasal cells SEM pseudostratified epithelium pseudostratified epithelia upper airway

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