Blood5 - o weeping lubrication: fluid forced from cartilage...

Info iconThis preview shows pages 1–2. Sign up to view the full content.

View Full Document Right Arrow Icon
Blood: (plasma) - location: in blood vessels - functions: Membranes: Cutaneous (epithelial): skin - keratinized stratified squamous epithelium (epidermis) attached to dense irregular connective tissue (dermis) - dry membrane (exposed to air) Mucous: lines body cavities (digestive tract, respiratory tract) - specialized cells (glands) may secrete mucus Serous: fluid membrane surrounding organs. .. pleura (lungs), pericardium (heart), peritoneum (digestive organs) - visceral & parietal layers Synovial Membranes: line cavities of freely movable joints - areolar CT with elastic fibers & adipocytes - joint (synovial) cavity: potential space with synovial fluid - synovial membrane lines all internal joint surfaces except hyaline cartilage - synovial fluid: occupies free spaces in joint cavity; reduces friction o mostly blood filtrate; viscous fluid containing hyaluronic acid
Background image of page 1

Info iconThis preview has intentionally blurred sections. Sign up to view the full version.

View Full DocumentRight Arrow Icon
Background image of page 2
This is the end of the preview. Sign up to access the rest of the document.

Unformatted text preview: o weeping lubrication: fluid forced from cartilage during compression & soaked back up when pressure is relieved- menisci (articular discs): fibrocartilage discs in some synovial joints o separate articular surfaces & improve fit between bones- Bursae: flattened fibrous sacs lined with synovial membrane & containing film of synovial fluid o bunion: swollen bursa at base of big toe- Tendon Sheath: elongated bursa wrapped around a tendon Nervous Tissue: neurons & supporting cells- location: brain, spinal cord & nerves- functions: transmit electrical signals from sensory receptors to effectors Muscle Tissue: Smooth Muscle: uninucleate, spindle-shaped cells; centrally located nucleus; nonstriated; involuntary muscle- location : lines hollow passageways such as: walls of blood vessels, airways to lungs, stomach, intestines & bladder- function : contraction helps constrict or narrow lumen of blood vessels, break down & move food through GI tract, move fluids & eliminate wastes...
View Full Document

This note was uploaded on 12/04/2011 for the course ANTHRO 2000 taught by Professor Monicaoyola during the Fall '10 term at Broward College.

Page1 / 2

Blood5 - o weeping lubrication: fluid forced from cartilage...

This preview shows document pages 1 - 2. Sign up to view the full document.

View Full Document Right Arrow Icon
Ask a homework question - tutors are online