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Tissue:
Groups of similar cells that perform a common function.
The 4 Fundemental Types of Tissue Are: (classified according to both function and form.)
1. Epithelium
2. Connective Tissue
3. Muscle
4. Nervous Tissue
Epithelium:
Coverings of most body surfaces, both internal and external, that separate those surfaces from fluid-filled spaces.
Connective Tissue:
Tissues that perform a supporting function for other tissues by secreting a "matrix" of extracellular material
Muscle:
tissues that can move themselves and other tissues to which they are attatched.
Nervous Tissue:
Tissues whose cells conduct electrochemical signals to other tissues, or support those that do so.
Epithelium Characteristics:
1. Share a boundary with underlying tissue called...
Basal lamina.
Avascular (contain no blood vessels) commonly "ciliated or microvillous" cells usually reproduce very...
slowly
Epithelium classification:
(2 major factors)
1. # of cell layers
2. Shape of cells
Epithelium Functions:
1. Protection
2. Absorbtion
3. Filtration
4. Execretion
5. Secretion
Epithelium:
Simple Squamous.
excellent membrane tissue...
serosae (secrete serous fluids)
Filtration membrane in Kidneys
Sole structure of capillaries
sole structure of air sacs (alveoli) in lungs
Epithelium:
Stratified Squamous:
Primary friction barrier of body skin...
Digestive tract-lips to stomach ("Dorito Zone"),distal rectum, anus
Mucus producer in many of these places (vagina)