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How are ciliated epithelial cells specialised?

How are ciliated epithelial cells specialised?
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Have cilia (hair-like structures), which beat in a coordinated way to shift material along the surface of the epithelium tissue
Goblet cells secrete mucus which helps to trap dust, dirt and microorganisms - preventing them from entering vital organs where they may cause infection
Original post by Cyion
Have cilia (hair-like structures), which beat in a coordinated way to shift material along the surface of the epithelium tissue
Goblet cells secrete mucus which helps to trap dust, dirt and microorganisms - preventing them from entering vital organs where they may cause infection

Is there a more simple description?
Reply 3
Original post by 77677
Is there a more simple description?


Not really since that's just the basic facts given. Can't really simplify it any further.
Original post by Bio 7
Not really since that's just the basic facts given. Can't really simplify it any further.

"Cilia on the top surface beat to move substances in one direction"
Is this defintion correct?

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