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Brain an organ of soft nervous tissue functioning as the command center in the nervous  system Connective tissue most abundant and widely distributed tissue in body and functions include suport,  protection, insulation, fat storage, and transportation of blood Epithelial tissue a sheet of cells that covers a body surface or lines a body cavity fibroblasts cells in connective tissue that form collagen and other fibers Gland consists of one or more cells that make and secrete a particular product Histology the study of tissues Muscle tissue Contracts to cause movement; found in muscles attached to bones (skeletal) heart  (cardiac) and walls of hollow organs (smooth) Nerves regulate and control body functions Nervous tissue the main component of the nervous system - the brain, spinal cord, and nerves Neurons highly specialized nerve cells that generate and conduct nerve impulses Spinal cord the large group of nerves which runs through the center of the spine and carries  messages between the brain and the rest of the body Describe the 4 main tissue types including their functions and where they are found • Epithelial tissue - Covers body surfaces or lines a body cavity; for protection,  secretion, excretion, absorption, filtration; found in lining of digestive tract organs and  other hollow organs, on skin surface (epidermis) • Connective tissue - Tissue that connects, supports, binds, or separates other tissues  or organs; found in bones, tendons, fat and other soft padding tissue • Muscle tissue - Contracts to cause movement; found in muscles attached to bones  (skeletal) heart (cardiac) and walls of hollow organs (smooth) • Nerve tissue - internal communication; found in brain, spinal cord, and nerves Tissue groups of cells similar in structure that perform common or related function Fibrocartilage would be found at which location?
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