Lab 3 Exercise 5: Tissues - Lab3Exercise5 Tissues 1 Fillinthetable a Typeof Epithelium Structure Location Function Simple squamous Singlelayer,flat

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Unformatted text preview: Lab 3 Exercise 5 Tissues 1. Fill in the table. a. Type of Epithelium Structure Location Function Simple squamous Single layer, flat cells Kidney, heart lining, lungs Allows transportation of substances, secretes lubrication Trachea Secretes mucus Pseudostratified Single layer, cells columnar have different shapes Simple columnar One layer of tall cells Inner lining of stomach and intestines Absorb nutrients, secretes mucus, protect from harsh substances Transitional epithelium Thick, numerous folds Urinary bladder Allows bladder to stretch to hold urine Stratified squamous Many layers of cells, flattened near the surface Skin Protection of skin and underlying tissues Simple cuboidal One layer of cube­shaped cells Tubes in renal cavity, cells in liver Produces urine 2. What is the connective tissue matrix? Describe its function. a. The connective tissue matrix is made up of protein and it can vary from liquid to solid molecules. Collagen fibers, reticular fibers and elastic fibers are also found within the connective tissue matrix. Their function serves to protect and heal tissue when damaged. Though some work faster than others, they work together to support the body and provide the necessary fibers needed to heal properly. 3. Describe the importance of fibrocartilage and why it is crucial to to be located between the vertebrae. a. Fibrocartilage serves to provide protection to the body. The cartilage is created to absorb shock, and it is necessary to have within the cartilaginous disks within the spine as the spinal cord is crucial to the Central Nervous System. Damage to the vertebrae can cause pain and paralyzation and inability to properly function. By having fibrocartilage within the disks, this absorbs any shock that may occur and protects the body from undergoing severe complications. It is very strong and durable material but also allows the body to bend or twist without causing harm. ...
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