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What are the four types of primary tissues?

- Epithelial tissue


- Connective tissue


- Muscle tissue


- Nervous tissue

What are the functions of epithelial tissue?

- Covers surfaces


- Protection


- Insulation


- Absorption and secretion of chemicals


- Sensor function

What are the functions of connective tissue?

- Hold organs in place


- Transport substances


- Store fat


- Support body (bears weight)

What are the functions of muscle tissue?

- Contraction


- Motion


- Heart beat

What is the function of nervous tissue?

Communications within the body

What are the Two types of proteins found in the extracellular matrix (ECM) of connective tissues, what are they and what are their properties?

Collagen is a rigid protein and elastin is a flexible protein

What are the 6 types of connective tissues?

- Loose connective tissue (holds organs)


- Adipose tissue (stores fat)


- Blood


- Fibrous connective tissues (tendons and ligaments)


- Cartilage


- Bone

Name the three types of muscle tissue

- Skeletal


- Cardiac


- Smooth

What are the two types of nervous tissue cells and what are their functions?

- Neurons: generate and transmit nerve impulses


- Glial cells: protect, insulate and nourish neurons

Define an organ

A structure that is made up of at least two of the primary tissue types