Body Organization and tissues
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The study of tissues and their structures.
A body tissue that provides support for the body and connects all of its parts
A body tissue that covers the surfaces of the body, inside and out
Contracts and moves the various parts of the body.
A body tissue that carries electrical messages back and forth between the brain and every other part of the body.
The muscle of the heart responsible for its involuntary beating.
Muscle cell, long and cylindrical, span the entire length of the muscle.
Involuntary muscle found inside many internal organs of the body.
A muscle that is attached to the bones of the skeleton and provides the force that moves the bones; the only voluntary muscle tissue.
The layer of skin cells forming the outer and inner surfaces of the body.
Fat tissues that stores energy.
A connective tissue that is more flexible than bone and that protects the ends of bones and keeps them from rubbing together.
Dense and hard connective tissue composing the skeleton.
A fibrous tissue that connects muscle to bone.
The mass of nerve tissue that is the main control center of the nervous system
Bundled axons that form neural "cables" connecting the central nervous system with muscles, glands, and sense organs.
Nerves that run up and down the length of the spine and transmit most messages between the body and brain
Connective tissue made of plasma, erythrocytes, leukocytes, and platelets.
Tissue that binds skin to underlying organs.
Tissue that connects bone to bone.
Tissue containing the protein elastin, which is able to stretch and recoil.
Consists of the skin, mucous membranes, hair, and nail.
A system that protects the body from foreign substances and pathogenic organisms by producing the immune responses.
Pumps blood, distributes nutrients and oxygen and removes CO2 from the body.
A system of organs, functioning in the process of gas exchange between the body and the environment, consisting especially of the nose, nasal passages, nasopharynx, larynx, trachea, bronchi, and lungs.
The system that breaks down food into absorbable units that enter the blood for distribution to body cells.
The system that removes waste from your body and controls water balance.
Consists of glands that control many of the body's activities by producing hormones.
A system of organs involved in producing offspring and physical maturity.