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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...
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- Fall '10
- Anthropology, synovial fluid