Adipose Connective Tissue
fat; beneath the skin and in the spaces between muscles; around kidneys; behind eyeballs; on surface of heart; around joints
Blood Connective Tissue
plasma, RBC, WBC, and platelets
Bone Connective Tissue
osseous tissue; cells called osteocytes, osteons consist of haversian canal or osteonic canal, lamellae or layers of bone, lacunae containing osteocytes, and canaliculi or small tubes.
Simple Squamous Epithelium
Found in lining of the aveoli; capillary walls; insides of blood and lymph vessels; covers membranes that line body cavities.
Simple Cuboidal Epithelium
covers ovaries; lines many kidney tubules and ducts of the various glands.
Simple Columnar Epithelium
lining of uterus and various organs of the digestive tract.
Pseudostratified Ciliated Columnar Epithelium
commonly possesses cilia; lines passages of respiratory system and various tubes of reproductive system.
Stratified Squamous Epithelium
outer layer of skin; lines mouth cavity and throat; lines vaginal and anal canals.
composed of cells that are specialized to produce and secrete various substances; usually found within columnar or cuboidal epithelium.
Loose Connective Tissue or Areolar Connective Tissue
Areolar; forms delicate membranes throughout body; binds skin to underlying organs; fills spaces between muscles; lies beneath most layers of epithelium.
Fibrous Connective Tissue
dense; can withstand great pulling forces; major component of tendons and ligaments.
Hyaline Connective Tissue
cells known as chondrocytes, located in lacunae, found at the ends of bones in many joints, in soft part of nose and in supporting rings of respiratory passages; in embryo, many skeletal parts formed at first by this.
Elastic Cartilage Connective Tissue
Provides framework for external ears and parts of the larynx
Fibrocartilage Connective Tissue
shock absorber for structures that are subjected to pressure; intervertebral discs; protective cushions between joints in knees and between bones in the pelvic girdle.
Skeletal Muscle Tissue
striated, voluntary, multinucleate; attached to bone
Visceral Smooth Muscle Tissue
lacks striations, involuntary; mononucleate, found in walls of holloworgans and blood vessels
neurons and neurological cells; found in brain, spinal cord, and peripheral nerves; neurons composed of dendrites, cell body, and axon
Ovaries with developing ovum in the Graafian Follicle
Testes with the highly coiled seminiferous tubules, interstitial, and sperm cells.
sperm cell production; intersticial cells - testosterone production
Always has one free surface; basement membrane anchors to connective tissue beneath; often contains goblet cells.
specialized to undergo changes in response to increased tension; forms lining of urinary bladder and the passageways of the urinary system.
Resident cells - fibroblast, macrophages, and mast cells; wandering cells - white blood cells; matrix may be liquid, gel, cartilage, or solid bone.
Elastic Connective Tissue
yellow elastic fibers; found between adjacent vertebrae, in layers within the walls of various internal organs, including larger arteries, portions of the heart, and larger airways.
Reticular connective tissue
supporting tissue in walls of certain organs, such as the liver, spleen, and lymphatic organs.
Cardiac Muscle tissue
occours only in the heart; striated; mononucleate; involuntary; intercalculated disks - specialized intercellular junctions.