15 terms

Types of Tissue

Simple squamous epithelium
lines lungs and blood capillaries
Simple cuboidal epithelium
lines kidney tubules and several glands
simple columnar epithelium
lines airways of respiratory tract and most of gastrointestinal tract
Stratified squamous epithelium
epidermis; keratinized epithelium
Loose connective tissue
cells scattered w/in a matrix that contains a large amount of ground substance; beneath skin, between organs
Adipose tissue
Dense regular connective tissue
collagen fibers line up in parallel; make up tendons and ligaments
Dense irregular connective tissue
collagen fibers have different orientations; covers kidney, muscles, nerves and bone
ground substance made from chondroitin and collagen fibers in long, parallel arrays; found in joint surfaces and other locations
type of special connective tissue
extracellular material is the fluid plasma
Smooth muscle
found in walls of blood vessels and visceral organs; cells are mono-nucleated
Skeletal muscle
usually attached to bone by tendons, so muscle contraction causes bones to move; multi-nucleated
Cardiac muscle
composed of smaller, interconnected cells; each with a single nucleus
Nerve tissue
cells include neurons and supporting cells, neuroglia