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Anchors, packages and supports body organs, the most durable tissue type, abundant nonliving extracellular matrix, most widespread tissue in the body
Lines body cavities and covers the body's external surface, cells may absorb, secrete and filter, synthesizes hormones
Pumps blood, flushes urine out of the body, allows one to swing a bat, major function is to contract, in terms of pounds - most widespread tissue in the body
Transmits electrochemical impulses, most involved in regulating and controlling body functions, synthesizes hormones, forms nerves and the brain
Simple Columnar Epithelium
Non-ciliated type lines the digestive tract, gallbladder, excretory ducts of some glands; ciliated variety lines small bronchi, uterine tubes and some regions of the uterus
Simple Cuboidal Epithelium
Kidney tubules; ducts and secretory portions of small glands; ovary surface
Simple Squamous Epithelium
Kidney glomeruli; air sacs of the lungs; lining of heart, blood vessels and lymphatic vessels; lining of ventral body cavity (serosae)
Pseudostratified Columnar Epithelium
Non-ciliated type in male's sperm-carrying ducts and ducts of large glands; ciliated variety lines the trachea, most of the upper respiratory tract
Stratified Squamous Epithelium
Non-keratinized type forms the moist linings of the esophagus, mouth and vagina; keratinized variety forms the epidermis of the skin, a dry membrane
Stratified Columnar Epithelium
Rare in the body; small amounts in male urethra and in large ducts of some glands
Areolar Connective Tissue
Composes basement membranes; a soft packaging tissue with a jellylike matrix
Dense Fibrous Connective Tissue
Attaches bones to bones and muscles to bones, the dermis of the skin
Forms the larynx, the costal cartilages of the ribs, and the embryonic skeleton, firm, structurally amorphous matrix heavily invaded with fibers; appears glassy and smooth
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