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List of distinct cell types in the adult human body

There are many different types of cell in the human body.


Cells that are derived primarily from endodermEdit

Exocrine secretory epithelial cellsEdit

Hormone-secreting cellsEdit

Derived primarily from ectodermEdit

Integumentary systemEdit

Keratinizing epithelial cellsEdit

Wet stratified barrier epithelial cellsEdit

Nervous systemEdit

There are nerve cells, also known as neurons, present in our human body. They are branched out. These cells make up nervous tissue. A neuron consists of a cell body with a nucleus and cytoplasm, from which long thin hair-like parts arise.

Sensory transducer cellsEdit

Autonomic neuron cellsEdit

Sense organ and peripheral neuron supporting cellsEdit

Central nervous system neurons and glial cellsEdit

Lens cellsEdit

Derived primarily from mesodermEdit

Metabolism and storage cellsEdit

Barrier function cells (lung, gut, exocrine glands and urogenital tract)Edit



Extracellular matrix cellsEdit

Contractile cellsEdit

Blood and immune system cellsEdit

Germ cellsEdit

Nurse cellEdit

Interstitial cellsEdit

See alsoEdit


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