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Goblet Cell, Pancreas, and Liver

Goblet Cell

  • A: Goblet cells are unicellular exocrine glands located in between epithelial cells. They secrete glycosamineglycan or mucous onto the lumen of the intestine.
    B: Simple columnar epithelium with a striated border
  • A: Goblet cell

    B: Intestinal epithelium
  • A: Goblet cell

    B: Simple columnar epithelium with a striated border


  • A: The bulk of the pancreas is an exocrine gland. The nuclei of the pancreatic acini are purple and the cytoplasm is pink. The gland is a compound multicellular alveolar exocrine gland and secretes digestive enzymes that aid in digestion.

    B: Islets of Langerhans are in charge of the endocrine function of the pancreas. They secrete important hormones like insulin and glucagon

    C: The pancreas is split into lobules that are separated my connective tissue septum

    D: Interlobular duct
  • A: Islet of Langerhans

    B: Pancreatic acini

    C: Interlobular Ducts are lined with simple cuboidal epithelium
  • A: Islet of Langerhans are much lighter staining islands in the pancreas that are important in endocrine function

    B: Pancreatic acini are the functional unit of the exocrine portion of the pancreas. Among some of the products the pancreas secretes are trypsin, chymotrypsin, lipase, amylase and bicarbonate.


  • A: The hepatic triad is made up of three different components. Hepatic portal vein, hepatic artery, and hepatic bile duct.

    B: Hepatic portal vein is the largest of the three and has simple squamous epithelium lining it and no visible muscle layers.

    C: Hepatic artery is smaller than the vein, but it has a thick muscle wall that usually stains pink

    D: Hepatic duct is lined with tightly packed simple cuboidal epithelium

    E: Hepatic Lobules are separated by connective tissue.

    The cells that are found within the lobules are called hepatocytes and make up the portion of the liver that is the exocrine gland. Histologically it is named compound multicellular alveolar exocrine gland and its primary secretion is bile.
  • A: Hepatic portal vein

    B: Hepatic artery

    C: Hepatic bile duct

    D: Binucleated cells or hepatocytes are very common to the liver
  • A: Thick smooth muscle layer surrounding the endothelium of the hepatic artery

    B: Simple cuboidal epithelium of the hepatic bile duct

    C: Binucleated hepatocyte

    D: Von Kupffer cells are modified macrophages in the liver they are usually found in the gaps called sinusoids between the hepatocytes
  • A: Simple squamous epithelium that lines the lumen of the hepatic portal vein

    B: Smooth muscle layer that surrounds the vein
  • A: Binucleated hepatocytes

    B: Hepatic sinusoids are just gaps in between the hepatocytes

    C: Von kupffer cells are modified simple squamous cells
  • A: Hepatic sinusoids

    B: Reticulin fibers

    C: Bi-nucleated hepatocyte