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Key Histology Features

Instructions: Run your mouse over the histology slide want to view. Key histology features are described. If a link is present, click to view and listen to the histology audioslide.

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(1) histology slide of bronchus (high magnification)

(2) histology slide of bronchus

(3) histology slide of bronchus (low magnification)


On all of these histology slides, note the psuedostratified ciliated columnar epithelium with goblet cells. The cilia and goblet cells are particularly evident in histology slide (1). Smooth muscle is visible in the lamina propria. On histology slide (2) and (3) hyaline cartilage is also visible. On histology slide (3) much of the surrounding lung tissue is visible.