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Muscle and Neural Tissue

describe 3 types of muscle tissue and the special structural features of each type
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what is the main function of muscle tissue
movement. moving food along the digestive tract, moving blood through the circulatory system, and body movement
what are the three types of muscle tissue
skeletal, cardic, and smooth
what does Neural Tissue do
carries info from one part of the body to another. specialized for the conduction of electral impluses
what are the two basic types of neural cells
neurons, and neuroglia (aka glial cells)
what are the functions of Glial
surround the neurons and hold them in place, supply nutrients and oxygen to neurons, insulates one neuron from another, and destroys and removes dead neurons
what is avascular
contains no blood vessels
vascular
containing blood vessels