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This chapter introduces you to the tissue level of organization. This is another important foundation chapter, as tissues are discussed in nearly every chapter in the rest of this book. So pay close attention to the structure and function of each tissue, and remember that the structure-function principle applies to tissues just as much as it does to organs.What Do You Already Know?Try to answer the following questions before proceeding to the next section. If you’re unsure of the correct answers, give it your best attempt based upon previous courses, previous chapters, or just your general knowledge.•What is the definition of a tissue?•What are the types of tissue in the body?•How do tissues relate to organs and cells?Module 4.1: Introduction to TissuesModule 4.1 in your text introduces you to the histological level of organization, or tissues. By the end of the module, you should be able to do the following:1. Define the term histology.2. Explain where tissues fit in the levels of organization of the human body.3. Compare and contrast the general features of the four major tissue types.4. Describe the components of the extracellular matrix.5. Describe the types of junctions that unite cells in a tissue.Build Your Own GlossaryThe following table is a list of key terms from Module 4.1. Before you read the module, use the glossary at the back of your book or look through the module to define the terms.455HistologyM04_AMER0771_01_SE_C04_055-076.indd 5525/04/15 1:59 PM