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Unformatted text preview: ipose tissue) and fibrous (tendons & ligaments) connective tissues, bone, cartilage, and blood bone cartilage Adipose Connective Tissues II
• Characterized by dispersed populations of cells embedded in a non-living extracellular non matrix
The extracellular matrix The is frequently fibrous due to the secretion of the proteins collagen and elastin by fibroblasts In the case of blood, the In extracellular matrix is a fluid (the blood plasma) Muscle Tissue
• MUSCLE TISSUE is comprised of elongated cells specialized for contraction and generation of forces that cause movements of both internal body organs and body limbs • Most abundant (by mass) tissue type in the body • SUBTYPES: Skeletal muscle (moves Skeletal the skeleton) - striated Cardiac muscle (pumps Cardiac blood) - striated Smooth muscle (gut, Smooth urinary tract and blood vessels) – not striated Nervous Tissue
• Neurons are specialized for the generation, conduction, and processing of electrical impulses (action potentials) • Neurons sense (report on) various characteristic...
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- Fall '08