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location of simple squamous epithelia

facilitates diffusion of oxygen and carbon dioxide

function of simple squamous epithelia


location of simple cuboidal epithelia

secretion of products made by simple cuboidal epithelial cells

function of simple cuboidal epithelia

lining of stomach and intestines

location of simple columnar epithelia

secretion of digestive juices and mucus

function of simple columnar epithelia

lining of trachea

location of pseudostratified columnar epithelia

secretion and movement of mucus toward pharynx

function of pseudostratified columnar epithelia

surface of skin

location of stratified squamous epithelia

provides a protective barrier (keeps water in and keeps pathogens out)

function of stratified squamous epithelia

lining of urinary bladder

location of transitional epithelia

provides a protective barrier that allows for expansion (stretches)

function of transitional epithelia

deep to the dermis layer of the skin

location of areolar connective tissue

provide epithelial layer with nutrients, waste removal, and leukocytes

function of areolar connective tissue

liver, spleen, and lymph nodes

location of reticular connective tissue

forms support (framework) for these soft organs

function of reticular connective tissue

under the skin

location of adipose tissue

stores energy, cushions internal organs, and insulates the body

function of adipose tissue

ligaments and tendons

location of dense regular connective tissue

resists pulling forces at attachment points

function of dense regular connective tissue


location of dense irregular connective tissue

resists pulling forces on skin

function of dense irregular connective tissue


location of elastic connective tissue

allows respiratory organs to recoil after inhalation

function of elastic connective tissue

trachea and bronchi

location of hyaline cartilage

support and flexibility to ensure an open airway

function of hyaline cartilage

external ear

location of elastic cartilage

supports and maintains shape of external ear

function of elastic cartilage

intervertebral discs

location of fibrocartilage

strengthens discs that form joints between vertebrae and acts as a shock absorber

function of fibrocartilage

exterior of bones

location of compact bone

support, protection and storage of minerals

function of compact bone

interior of bones

location of spongy bone

support, protection and storage of minerals

function of spongy bone

throughout the body in arteries, veins, and capillaries

location of blood

transports blood gases, wastes, nutrients, platelets, blood cells and chemical messengers

function of blood

attached to bones and skin

location of skeletal muscle

movement of bones and skin, and generating heat

function of skeletal muscle

wall of heart

location of cardiac muscle

moves blood through the cardiovascular system

function of cardiac muscle

walls of digestive organs

location of smooth muscle

moves food through the digestive tract

function of smooth muscle

brain, spinal cord and nerves

location of nervous tissue

send/receive information, maintain homeostasis, control muscles/glands

function of nervous tissue

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