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Epithelial Tissue
Lines the internal andexternal body surface and protects the body. ex: skin, mucous membranes, the lining of the intestinal tract. 2nd most abundant.
Muscle Tissue and types
Tissue that is capable of contraction when stimulated. 3 types:
Cardiac (myocardum)
Smooth (within intestines, surrounding blood vessels)
Skeletal, or striated (allows skeletal movement)
Cardiac muscle
is tissue that is found only within the heart, It has the unique capability of spontaaneous contaction without external stimulation.
Smooth muscle
is the muscle found within the intestines and encircling blood vessels. Smooth muscle is generally under the control of the involuntary, or autonomic, component of the nervous system
Skeletal Muscle
The most abundant muscle type. It allows movement and is mostly under voluntary control.
Connective Tissue
is the most abundant tissue in the body. It provides support, connection and insulation. Ex: bones, cartilage and fat. Blood is also sometimes classified as connective tissue. 1st most abundant
Nerve Tissue
Is tissue specialized to transmit electrical impulses throughout the body. Ex: brain, the spinal cord and peripheral nerves.

3rd most abundant
Anatomy
The structure of an organism; body structure
Physiology
The functions of an organism; the physical and chemical processes of a living thing
Metabolism
the total changes that take place during physiological porcesses