Whole Body Terms - Ch. 1-4
4 types of tissues
4 Whole Body Terms
1. Cell (cyt/o)
2. Tissue (hist/o)
3. Organs (viscer/o)
smallest functional unit of living matter
groups of cells that perform specialized functions
groups of tissues that perform a special function
groups of organs that perform the many functions of the body as a whole
Name 4 systems in the human body
bellyside or front
-plasia, -plasm, -plas/o
What is the main function of nerve tissue?
sends electrical messages
What is the main function of epithelial tissue?
covers and lines structures cavities
What is the main function of connective tissue?
supports and binds fluid, tendons, bone, ligaments, cartilage, and fat (adipose)
What is the main function of the muscle tissue?
allows voluntary and involuntary movement
Ex. Voluntary = Skeletal
Ex. Involuntary = Cardiac and Visceral