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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
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
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...
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
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
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)