1.2 Tissue


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What are the main types of tissue in the body?
Epithelial, muscular, nervous, connective
How does the distribution and structure of different types of tissue in the body contribute to personal identity?
Some people have more muscle than others. Nerve connections affect the way our minds work and the way we make decisions. More obese people have more adipose than a thin person.
What are the functions of the human skeleton?
the axial skeleton (skull and trunk) protect soft organs such as brain, heart, and lungs. The appendicular skeleton (arms and legs) provides attachment points for muscles that allow us to move.
What is forensic anthropology?
the study of human bones to determine information about the deceased and decide cause of death and whether a crime was committed.
How does a forensic anthropologist relate to HBS?
they usually have PhD, tend to be college professors, and have 12+ years of education.
How can the features of bones be used to determine information about a person's gender, ethnicity, age, or stature?
Skull or pelvis- gender
Skulls- best to determine race
Humerus/femur- predict height
bone fusion in pelvis-age
how does the structure of a type of human tissue relate to its function in the body?
tissues are collections of similar cells that help perform a common functions. A group of tissues is an organ
Epithelial tissue
-lines organs and body cavities
Muscle tissue
-makes up all muscles
-long and narrow so they can contract to allow movement
Nervous tissue
-includes neurons and neuroglia
-long axons to allow signals to travel distances, branches for connections
Connective tissue
-adipose (fat), blood, ones, cartilage
-fairly consistent matrix to allow it to fill spaces of various shapes/sizes