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# of cell types in humans
Four primary tissue types
Epithelial, Connective, Muscular, Nerve
What tissue is composed of elongated, exitable cells specialized for contraction?
What tissue is composed of layers of closely spaced cells that cover organ surfaces? Also form glands, serve for protection, secretion, and absorption.
Where is epithelial tissue found?
Epidermis, liver, digestive tract
What tissue contains excitable cells specialized for rapid transmission of coded info to other cells?
Where is nerve tissue found?
Brain, spinal cord, nerves
What tissue has more matrix than cell volume? Also, often specialized to support, bind together, and protect organs.
Where is connective tissue found?
Tendons, ligaments, cartilage, bone blood.
Where are muscular tissues found?
Skeletal muscles, heart, walls of viscera.
Define histology
microscopic anatomy; study of tissues and how they form organs
Define organ
structure with discrete boundaries; composed of two or more tissue types