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Whole Body Terms - Ch. 1-4

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4 types of tissues
1. Muscle
2. Nerves
3. Epithelial
4. Connective
4 Whole Body Terms
1. Cell (cyt/o)
2. Tissue (hist/o)
3. Organs (viscer/o)
4. Systems
Cell
smallest functional unit of living matter
Tissue
groups of cells that perform specialized functions
Organs
groups of tissues that perform a special function
Systems
groups of organs that perform the many functions of the body as a whole
Name 4 systems in the human body
1. Cardiovascular
2. Respiratory
3. Urinary
4. Digestive
anter/o
front
ventr/o
bellyside or front
cervic/o
neck
crani/o
skull
dors/o
back
poster/o
back
hist/o
tissue
inter-
between
later/o
side
-plasia, -plasm, -plas/o
cell formation
thorac/o
chest
viscer/o
internal organs
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