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Collections of specialized cells and cell products that perform a relatively limited number of functions are call________.
The tissue that has a free surface exposed to the internal or external environment is____.
Epithelial cells that are adapted for absorption or secretion usually have_______at their free surface.
A type of intercellular connection in which there is a partial fusion of the lipid portions of the two cell membranes is termed a ______.
Dead skin cells are shed in thick sheets because they are held together bya thin layer of proteoglycan reinforced by intermediate filaments. Such strong intercellular connections are___________.
heart and blood vessels
Mesothelium is to the linings of the body cavities as endothelium is to the linings of the_____.
simple squamous epithelium
The type of epithelium that is found lining internal body compartments and blood vessels is______.
_______ refer to a reversible change in the normal shape, size, and organization of tissue cells.
The combination of fibers and ground substance in supporting connective tissue is known as________.
Epithelia and connective tissues combine to form________ that cover and protect other structures and tissues in the body.
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