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41 Cards in this Set

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an organized , layered group of ceels
Extracellular Matrix
non-living part of tissue that supports the cell within and transmits signals
Epithilial Tissues
covers organs, forms the inner lining of body cavities, and lines hollow organs
basement membrane
thin, non-living layer of epithilium that is anchored to connective tissue n part of extracellular matrix
Simple Sqamous Epithilium
a single layer of thin, flattened cells; broad thin nuclei
Simple cuboidal epithilium
single layer of cube-shaped cells; centrally located nuclei
Simple columnar epithiium
elongated; longer than wide single layer of cells nuclei same lavel as basement membrane
Pseudofied Columnar Epithilium
appear stratified or layered but are not
Stratified Squamous Epithilium
many cell layers that make tissue thick flattened
Stratified Cuboidal Epithilium
consists of two or three layers of cuboidal cells that form lining of lumen
Stratified Columnar Epithilium
consists of several layers of cells. Superficial are columnar and basal layers consist of cuboidal cells
Glandular Epithilium
composed of cells that produce and secrete substancesinto ducts or body fluids
Exocrine glands
glands that secrete their products into ducts that open onto surfaces
Endocrine glands
glands that secrete their products into tissue fluid or blood
merocrine glands
glands that release watery protein rich fluids by exocytosis
Apocrine glands
glands that lose small portions of their glandular bodies during secretion
Holocrine glands
glands in which entire cell lyses during secretion
Connective tissue
binds structures, provides support and protection,store fat produce blood cells serve as frameworks protect against infections repair tissue damage
aextracellular matrix
consists of fibers and ground substance
most common type of fixed cell in connective tissue; star shaped; large
Macrophage (histocytes)
carry on phagocytosis
Mast cells
large and widely soread in connective tissues realese heparin and histamine
Collagenous Fibers
thick threads of the protein colllagen
connect bone to bone
connect muscle to bone
Elastic fibers
composed of protein called elastin
Reticular fibers
very htin collagenous fibers that support various tissues
Loose connective tissue (areolar)
form delicate thin membranes throughout the body
Adipose tissue
or fat is specialized to form of loose connnective tissue that deve;ops when certain adipocytes dtore fat in droplets within their cytoplasm ans enlarge
Dense connective tissue
consists of many closely packed thick collagenous fibers and a fine network of elastic fibers
a rigid connective tissue that provides support, frameworks and attachments; protects underlying tissues and forms strucural models for many developing bones
cartilage cells
Hyaline cartilage
most common has fine collagenous fibers in its extracellular matrix
Elastic cartilage
cintains dense network of elastic fibers and is more flexible than hyaline cartilage
very rough tissue contains many collagenous tissues and is a shock absoner foe structures that are subjected to pressure
bone cells
transports a variety of materials between interior body cells and those that exchange substances with the external environment
Mucsle tissues
able to contract in response to specific stimuli
Skelatal muscle tissue
found in muscles that attach to bones and is controlled by conscious effort or voluntary muscle
Smooth muscle tissue
short and spindle shaped each with a single centrallly located nucleus
Cardiac Muscle tissue
only in the heart striated cells and branched has a single nucleus