Taste Bud and Olfactory Receptors
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Toggle ItemTaste 4XA: Circumvallate papillae
B: Taste buds stain lighter than the epithelium that surrounds them
C: Von Ebner's gland is a compound multicellular alveolar exocrine gland that secretes lingual lipase.
D: Irregularly arranged skeletal muscle
Toggle ItemTaste 20XA: Taste buds are located within the epithelium and are unipolar neurons histologically.
B: Stratified squamous epithelium
Toggle ItemTaste 40XA: Stratified squamous epithelium
B: Taste buds are made of sustentacular cells which lend structural support, and unipolar neurons that receive gustatory stimulation. These cells are elongated and have a light staining cytoplasm.
C: Taste pore is an opening at the surface of the epithelium
Toggle ItemOlfactory 40XA: Olfactory epithelium is ciliated pseudostratified columnar epithelium and it also houses the olfactory cells which are bipolar neurons
B: Bowman's glands are simple multicellular branched tubular exocrine glands
C: Ducts of the Bowman's gland
Toggle ItemOlfactory CellsA: Bipolar neurons are difficult to see because they are embedded within the respiratory epithelium and extend from the basement membrane to the exterior.
B: Cilia located on the apical surface of the epithelium