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Tissue refers to what?
A group of cells that perform a similar function.
What are the 4 basic types of tissue?
Epithelial, muscle, connective and nerve
Epithelial tissue?
Lines internal and external body surfaces and protects the body.
Certain types of epithelial cells do what?
Perform specialized functions such as secretion, absorbtion, diffusion and filtration.
List examples of epithelial tissue?
Skin, mucous membranes and the lining of the intestine.
Muscle tissue has the capability of what when stimulated?
Contraction.
What are the 3 types of muscle tissue?
Cardiac,smooth and skeletal.
Cardiac muscle is only found within what?
The heart.
smooth muscle is found where?
Within the intestine and encircling blood vessels.
Smooth muscle is generally under the control of what component of the nervous system.
Involuntary or autonomic component of the nervous system.
what is the most abundant muscle type?
Skeletal muscle.
Skeletal muscle is under the control of what component of the nervous system?
Voluntary component of the nervous system.
What is the most abundant tissue in the body?
Connective tissue.
Connective tissue provides what for the body?
Support, connection and insulation.
Examples of connective tissue include?
Bones, cartilage and fat.
Blood is sometimes classified as what type of tissue?
Connective tissue.
Nerve tissue is specialized to due what?
Transmit electrical impulses throughout the body.
Examples of nerve tissue?
Brain, spinal cord and peripheral nerves.