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Anatomy chapter 4

major tissue types & their functions
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Connective
*supports and reinforces body organs
*surrounds and cushions body organs
*forms the brain and spinal cord
Epithelium
*forms membranes
*cells of this tissue may absorb and/or secrete substances
*forms endocrine and exocrine glands
*widely distributed; found in bones, cartilages, and fat depots
Muscle
*allows for movement of limbs and for organ movements within the body
*basis of the major controlling system of the body
*allows you to smile,gasp,swim,ski,and throw a ball
Nervous
*uses electrochemical signals to carry out its functions
*its cells shorten to excert force
*charecterized by having large amounts of extracellular material