Body Tissues

Body Tissues - 1. Body Tissues a. Cells are specialized for...

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Unformatted text preview: 1. Body Tissues a. Cells are specialized for articular functions b. Tissues i. Groups of cells with similar structure and function ii. Four primary types 1. Epithelium- a. Found in different areas i. Body coverings ii. Body linings iii. Glandular tissue b. Functions i. Protection ii. Absorption iii. Filtration iv. Secretion c. Characteristics i. Cells fit closely together ii. Tissue layer always has one free surface**** iii. The lower surface is bound by a basement membrane iv. Avascular (have no blood supply) (cartilage, ligaments, tendons) v. Regenerate easily if well nourished d. Classification i. Number of cell layers 1. Simple- one layer 2. Stratified- more than one layer ii. Shape 1. Squamous- flattened 2. Cuboidal- cube shaped 3. Columnar- column-like iii. Simple squamous 1. Single layer of flat cells 2. Usually forms membranes a. Lines body cavities b. Lines lungs and capillaries iv. Simple cuboidal 1. Single layer of cube-like cells 2. Common in glands and their ducts 3. Forms walls of kidney tubules 4. Covers the ovaries v. Simple columnar 1. Single layer of tall cells 2. Often includes goblet cells, which produce mucus 3. Lines digestive tract vi.vi....
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This note was uploaded on 05/27/2008 for the course BIOLOGY 107 taught by Professor Dr.abbott during the Fall '08 term at UConn.

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Body Tissues - 1. Body Tissues a. Cells are specialized for...

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