Cross-section of the mammal vagina stratified squamous epithelium and the underlying lamina propria. The vagina is kept moist from various glandular secretions but the wall itself lacks glands. Dr. Richard Kessel & Dr. Randy Kardon/Tissues & Organs/Visuals Unlimited, Inc.
Highly flattened cells typical of protective stratified squamous epithelium cells that line the inner vaginal surface. These epithelial cells are continuously shed by the process of dequamation and are replaced by division of generative cells in the basal layer of epithelium. SEM X405 **On Page Credit Required**
Conceptual image of stratified squamous epithelium Canvas Art - Stocktrek Images (18 x 12)
Oral Mucosa-- is the mucous membrane lining the inside of the mouth and consists of stratified squamous epithelium termed oral epithelium and an underlying connective tissue termed lamina propria. The oral cavity has sometimes been described as a mirror that reflects the health of the individual. Changes indicative of disease are seen as alterations in the oral mucosa lining the mouth, which can reveal systemic conditions, such as diabetes or vitamin deficiency, or the local effects of
Stratified Squamous Epithelium Meissener's corpuscles are located at the black arrow tips. These sensory organs are located in the papillary layer of the dermis and detect light pressure. The shorter yellow arrow is pointing toward the stratum basale. The longer yellow arrow is pointing toward the stratum lucidum.