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Classification of Tissues
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Lines body cavities and covers the body's external surface
pumps blood, flushes urine out of the body, allows one to swing a bat
Transmits waves of excitation
anchors and packages body organs
cells may absorb, protect, or form a filtering membrane
Most involved in regulating body functions quickly
Major function is to contract
The most widespread tissue in the body
A group of similar cells that perform the same function.
How are epithelial tissues classified?
shape and number of layers
How is the function of an epithelium reflected in its arrangement?
Where is ciliated epithelium found?
What role does ciliated epithelium play?
Sweeps mucus away from lungs
What is cilia?
short hair-like projections that help the cell move
What are microvilli?
even smaller projections that increase the surface area further
How does transitional epithelium differ structurally from other stratified squamous epithelia?
Transitional epithelia has rounded cells with the ability to slide over one another to allow organs to stretch; changing the shape of the cell
Best suited for areas subject to friction
Most suited for rapid diffusion
tubules of the kidney
Lines much of the respiratory tract
pseudostratified ciliated columnar
Lines the small and large intestines
How are the functions of connective tissue reflected in its structure?
Many different types of connective tissues making them having many functions. Nonliving matrix gives the stretch needed for the functions
Attaches bones to bones and muscles to bones
dense regular connective tissue
Provides levers for your muscles to act on
Insulates against heat loss; provides reserve fuel
adipose connective tissue
Characteristics of skeletal muscle
Attached to bones
Characteristics of cardiac muscle
Forms heart walls
Characteristics of smooth muscle
wall of bladder and stomach
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