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Ducts and Blood Vessels

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Notes

Ducts are relatively simple tubular structures which are (usually) easily distinguished from blood vessels by their conspicuous cuboidal epithelial lining.  (Blood vessels, of course, are lined by simple squamous endothelium.)

This image from the esophageal submucosa includes small examples of a duct, a vein, and an artery.

Click anywhere on the image to identify the structures.  (Depending on your browser, simply "hovering" over an area may produce a label.)


Related examples:

Endocrine
Glands
Reproductive
Glands

Comments and questions: dgking@siu.edu

SIUC / School of Medicine / Anatomy / David King

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Last updated:  30 January 2002 / dgk