Endothelial Cells: Function & Explanation

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Where are endothelial cells found?

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1. What is the main function of endothelial cells?

2. What is the endothelium?

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About This Quiz & Worksheet

This quiz and worksheet combo will help you assess your understanding of endothelial cells, including their location in the body, their function, and their vital role in the blood-brain barrier.

Quiz & Worksheet Goals

Take this quiz to test your knowledge about:

  • The location and role of endothelial cells
  • The definition of the endothelium
  • The function of the blood-brain barrier
  • How endothelial cells are involved in the inflammatory response

Skills Practiced

This assessment will help you practice the following skills:

  • Making connections - understand the concept blood-brain barrier
  • Information recall - access the knowledge you've gained regarding endothelial cells
  • Knowledge application - use your knowledge to answer questions about inflammatory response

Additional Learning

Epithelial cells play an important role as a barrier between the blood and the rest of the body, thus serving as a defense against infection. Learn more about the function of endothelial cells in this lesson, Endothelial Cells: Function & Explanation which covers:

  • An introduction to endothelial cells
  • The location of endothelial cells
  • The main function of these cells
  • Their role in the blood-brain barrier
  • What can happen when endothelial cells break down
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