Describe the function of the connective tissue matrix.
Anchor down the epitheluim
What is the function of the basement membrane?
Epithelial- body surface, line organs and glands. Connective- throughout body Muscle- Bone walls, hollow organs. Nervous- Brain spinal cord
List the four major tissue types and their location.
Forms outer ear and parts of larnyx
Where is elastic cartalidge found in the body?
There is no direct blood flow to them.
Why is a sprained tendon or ligament slow to heal?
Neurons are nerve cells, neuroglia divide and are crucial to functioning of neurons.
Distinguish between neurons and neuroglia.
walls of hollow internal organs (uterus, bladder, stomach.)
Where is smooth muscle found in the body?
Skeletal muscle tissues- voluntary movement of skeletal parts. (striated) found attached to bones. Smooth muscle- involuntary movement of internal organs. (non striated) walls of hollow organs. Cardiac muscle- heart movements found in heart muscle.
Compare and contrast smooth, skeletal, and cardiac muscle tissues.