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functions of dense irregular C.T
able to with stand tension exerted in many directions; provides structural strength.
function of dense elastic C.T
allows recoil of tissue following streching; maintains pulsatile flow of blood through arteries; aids passive recoil of lings following inspiration.
location of dense elastic C.T
walls of large arteries; within certain ligaments associated with the vertebral column; within the walls of the brochial tubes.
function of hyaline cartilage C.T
supports and reinforces; has resilient cushioning properties; resists compressive stress.
location of hyaline cartilage C.T
forms most of the embryonic skeleton; covers the ends of long bones in joint cavities; forms costal cartilages of the ribs; cartilages of the nose; trachea, and larynx.
functions of elastic cartilage C.T
maintains the shape of a structure while allowing great flexibility.
function of osseous C.T
bone supports and protects (by enclosing); provides levers for the muscles to act on; stores calcium and other minerals and fat.
functions of nervous C.T
transmit electrical signals from sensory receptors and to effectors which control their activity
functions of skeletal muscle C.T
voluntary movement; locomotion; manipulation of the environment; facial expression; voluntary control.
functions of cardiac muscle C.T
as it contracts, it propels blood into the circulation; involuntary control.
function of smooth muscle C.T
propels substances or objects along internal passageways; involuntary control
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