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40-Tissue chart - tissues Loose connective binds epithelia...

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Structure and Function of the 4 types of animal tissues Tissue Structural Characteristics General Functions Specific Examples Epithelial Tightly packed cells; basement membrane; Shape: cuboidal (like dice), columnar (like bricks on end), squamous (like floor tiles) Arrangement: simple (single cell layer), stratified (multiple tiers of cells), or pseudostratified (a single layer of cells of varying length) Protection, absorption, secretion; lines body surfaces Mucous membrane, may be ciliated; glandular epithelium; lining of blood vessels Connective Few cells that secrete extracellular matrix of protein of fibers in liquid, gel, or solid substance Connect and support other
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Unformatted text preview: tissues Loose connective- binds epithelia to underlying tissues and hold organs in place; Cartilage- strong & flexible support material; Fibrous connective- found in tendons (attached muscles to bones) and ligaments (connects bones at joints); Adipose- stores fat for insulation & fuel; Blood- composed of blood cells & cell fragments in blood plasma; Bone- mineralized & forms skeleton. Muscle Long cells (fibers) with myofibrils of actin and myosin Contraction, movement Skeletal- voluntary & striated Smooth- involuntary Cardiac Nervous Neurons with cell bodies, axons, and dendrites Sense stimuli, conduct impulses Nerves, brain...
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