Wrong about neuroepithelium (AIIMS Nov 2012)
|A||Simple cuboidal epithelium|
|B||Present in cochlea & vestibule|
|C||Present in nasal mucosa|
|D||Are sensory cells for the reception of taste|
Simple cuboidal epithelium
References: Pg. 1283; Dorland’s Medical Dictionary (31th Ed.)
1. Neuroepithelium is also called as sensory epithelium and are columnar epithelia with some surface modifications like stereocilia, kinocilia etc.
2. It is well documented in taste receptors (tongue), hair cells of inner ear (vestibular as well as cochlear system) and olfactory epithelium (nose).
3. Some investigators mention the presence of neuroepithelium in the retina (eye) as well, though others do not.