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What is a tissue
a group of similar cells that perform the same function
What are the four types of tissues in the human body?
l. muscle
2. connective
3. nerve
4. epithelial
The only kind of tissue in your body that has the ability to contract, or shorten is__________?
muscle tissue
The tissue that provides support for your body and unites its parts is called______________?
connective tissue
This tissue carries messages back and forth between the brain and spinal cord to every part of the body____________?
nerve
This tissue forms a protective surface on the outside of your body and lines the cavities or hollow spaces of the mouth,throat,ears,stomach and other body parts_________________?
epithelial
What is an organ?
a group of different tissues that has a specific function.
Groups of organs working together are called_______________?
organ systems
What is the function of the skeletal system?
supports and protects the body
What is the function of the muscular system?
Supports and enables the body to move
What is the function of the muscular system?
Supports and enables the body to mve
What is the function of the digestive system?
Breaks down food for use by the body
What is the function of the circulartoy system?
Transports food, oxygen, and wastes throughout the body
What is the function of the respiratory system?
Supplies oxygen to the body and gets rid ofcarbon dioxide
What is the function of the excretory system?
Removes wastes from the body
What is the function of the nervous system?
Carries messages throughout the body to aid in controling body functions and in responding to the environment
What is the function of the endocrine system?
Controls various body functions
What is the function of the reproductive system?
Produces sperm in males and eggs in females
What is the function of the Integumentary system?
Protects the body
What are ligaments?
Stringy connective tissue that help make up most of your skeletal system