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Test 2 Anatomy

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Fibroblasts
Cell that produces fibers in connective tissue
Basement Membrane
nonliving membrane between epithelial & connective tissue
Intercalated discs
membrane in cardiac muscle cells
Stratified Squamous
multiple layers to protect underlying tissue
Reproduces in bottom layers
In epidermis, mouth, throat, vagina, anus
Loose connective tissue
Thin & delicate
binds skin to underlying organs
Simple cuboidal
absorbtion & excretion
lines ducts of glands & kidneys
Endocrine
secretes into tissue fluid or blood
Stratified columnar
protection
lines salivary glands, parts of throat, & male repro.
Chondrocyte
cartilage cell
Simple squamous
filtration & diffusion
Lines capillaries & lung air sacs
fibrocartilage
shock absorber
pads backbone, knee, pelvis
Hyaline cartilage
on ends of bones, soft part of nose, & throat
framework & attachment & protects underlying tissue
Pseudostratified columnar
cilia
secretes & moves mucus
found in repro. & respir. systems
Cardiac muscle tissue
1 nucleus
in heart
acts in a wringing motion
intercalated discs
smooth muscle tissue
1 nucleus
shorter than skeletal
involuntary
in walls of hollow organs
Nervous tissue
extensions called dendrites
impulses travel along axons
provides nutrients & blood supply
skeletal muscle tissue
striated b/c striped appearance
multinucleated
voluntary
works by contracting
pulls in one direction
holocrine
entire cell filled w/ secretion is lysed
apocrine
secretes cytoplasm in packets
adipose tissue
cushion for joints & organs
insulates & stores energy
beneath skin & between muscles
merocrine
uses exocytosis
fibrous connective tissue
tendons(muscle to bone)
ligaments(bone to bone)
elastic cartilage
more flexible than hyaline
external ear & parts of larynx
transitional
used in tissues that stretch
numbers of layers & thickness of cells changes
in urinary bladder, ureters, & uterus
exocrine
secretes into ducts
epithelium
tissue that covers entire free surface
simple columnar
secretes fluids, absorbs nutrients, & protects underlying tissues
stratified cuboidal
2 or 3 layers of cuboidal cells
lines openings of ducts
provides protection