Lines Body cavities & covers the body's external surface.
Pumps blood, flushes urine out of the body,allows one to swing a bat.
Transmits waves of excitation.
Anchors & packages body organs.
Cells may absorb, protect, or form a filtering membrane.
Most involved in regulating body function quickly.
Major function is to contract.
Most durable tissue type.
Abundant nonliving extracellular matrix.
group of cells similar in structure & function.
What basis are epithelial tissues classifed?
Named by the # of layers and shape.
Simple, stratified, squamous, cuboidal, columnar.
Best suited for areas subject to friction.
Most suited for rapid diffusion.
Tubules of Kidney
Lines the small & large intestine.
What is the makeup of the matrix in connective tissue?
Ground substance & fibers (collagen, elastic, reticular)
Attaches bones to bones and muscles to bones.
dense fibrous connective tissue
Forms your hip bone.
Composes basement membranes; a soft packaging tissue with a jellylike matrix.
areolar connective tissue
Forms the larynx & costal carilages of ribs.
Firm matrix heavily invaded with fibers: appears glassy & smooth.
Matix hard; provides levers for muscles to act on.
Insulates against heat loss; provides reserve fule.