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23 Cards in this Set

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Simple Columnar Epithelium w/ Microvilli

Location: Line digestive tract, gallbladder, and excretory ducts of some glands.

Function: absorption, secretion of mucus, enzymes, and other substances.

Simple Cuboidal Epithelium

Location: kidney tubules, ducts and secretory portions of small glands, ovary surface.

Function: secretion and absorption

Simple Squamous Epithelium

Location: kidney, air sacs of lungs, lining of heart, blood vessels, and lymphatic vessels, lining of ventral body cavity.

Function: passage of materials by diffusion and filtration in safe to wear protection is not important; secretes a lubricating the serosae.

Ciliated Simple Columnar Epithelium

Location: lines small bronchi, uterine tubes, and some regions of the uterus.

Function: propels mucus forwarded by action of cillia.

Stratified Culumnar Epithelium w/ Cilia

Location: Pharynx, anus, and uterus.

Function: protection and movement of mucus.

Pseudostratified Ciliated Columnar Epithelium

Location: line the trachea, most of upper respiratory tract.

Function: secretion, particularly mucus, propulsion of mucus by ciliary action.

Transitional Epithelium

Location: lines ureters, urinary bladder, and part of urethra.

Function: stretches readily and permits distension of urinary organ contained by urine.

Stratified Squamous Epithelium

Location: Moist lining of the esophagus, mouth, and vagina.

Function: Protects underlying tissue in areas subjected to abrasion.

Stratified Cuboidal Epithelium

Location: largest ducts of sweat glands, mammary glands, and salivary glands.

Function: Protection

Reticular Loose Connective Tissue

Location: Lymphoid organs (lymph nodes, bone marrow, and spleen.)

Function: fiber form a soft internal skeleton that supports other cell types.

Areolar Loose Connective Tissue

Location: widely distributed under epithelia of body, packages organs, surrounds capillaries.

Function: wraps and cushions organs, macrophages phagocytize bacteria, plays an important role in inflammation, holds and conveys tissue fluid.

Adipose Loose Connective Tissue

Location: understand, around kidneys and eyeball, with in abdomen, in breast.

Function: provides reserve fuel, insulate against heat loss, supports and protects organs.

Regular Dense Connective Tissue- Fibrous

Location: Tendons, ligaments, aponeuroses.

Function: attaches muscle to bone or other muscles, attached is bone to bone, withstands great tensile strength when pulling force applied and one direction.

Regular Dense Connective Tissue - Fibrous (trichrome stain)

Location: Tendons, ligaments, aponeuroses.

Function: Attaches muscle to bones or other muscles, attached is bone to bone, with stands great tensile stress when pulling force is applied in one direction.

Elastic Cartilage

Location: support external ear, epiglottis.

Function: Maintain shape of a structure while allows great flexibility.

Hyaline Cartilage

Location: forms most of embryonic skeleton, cover the end of long bones in joint cavities, forms costal cartilages of the ribs, cartilages of nose, trachea, and larynx.

Function: support and reinforces, has cushioning properties, resist compressive stress.

Embryonic Connective Tissue - mesenchymal tissue

Location: primarily in embryo.

Function: gives rise to all other connective tissues, later becomes bone.

Osseous Tissue

Location: Bone

Function: bone supports and protects, provides levers for the muscles to act on, stores calcium and other minerals and fat, marrow inside bones is site for red blood cell formation.


Location: Contained within blood vessels.

Function: transportation of the respiratory gases, nutrients, waste and other substances.

Nervous Tissue

Location: brain, spinal cord, nerves.

Function: transmit electrical signals from sensory receptors and to effector which control activity.

Skeletal Muscle Tissue

Location: in a little muscle which are attached to bone and occasionally to skin.

Function: voluntary movement, locomotion, manipulation of the environment, facial expression, voluntary control.

Cardiac Muscle

Location: Walls of heart.

Function: propel the blood into circulation as it contracts, involuntary control.

Smooth Muscle Tissue

Location: Walls of hollow organs.

Function: propel substances or objects along internal passageways, involuntary control.