Lines Body cavities & covers the body's external surface.

Epithelium

Pumps blood, flushes urine out of the body,allows one to swing a bat.

Muscular

Transmits waves of excitation.

Nervous

Anchors & packages body organs.

Connective

Cells may absorb, protect, or form a filtering membrane.

Epithelium

Most involved in regulating body function quickly.

Nervous

Major function is to contract.

Muscular

Most durable tissue type.

Connective

Abundant nonliving extracellular matrix.

Connective

Forms nerves

Nervous

Tissue

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.

Stratified squamous

Most suited for rapid diffusion.

Simple squamous

Tubules of Kidney

Simple cuboidal

Lines the small & large intestine.

Simple columnar

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.

osseous tissue

Composes basement membranes; a soft packaging tissue with a jellylike matrix.

areolar connective tissue

Forms the larynx & costal carilages of ribs.

Hyaline cartilage

Firm matrix heavily invaded with fibers: appears glassy & smooth.

hyaline cartilage

Matix hard; provides levers for muscles to act on.

Osseous tissue

Insulates against heat loss; provides reserve fule.

Adipose tissue

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