Types of epithelial tissue - Types of epithelial tissue...

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Types of epithelial tissue Connective tissue -Connective tissues are fibrous tissues. They are comprised of cells separated by non-living material, which is called extracellular matrix. Connective tissue holds other tissues together such as in the formation of organs, and has the ability to stretch and contract passively. Bone, often referred to as osseous tissue, and blood are examples of specialized connective tissues. Conective tissues are cells that are suspended in a matrix of their own secretions. Muscle tissue -Muscle cells form the active contractile tissue of the body known as muscle tissue. Muscle tissue functions to produce force and cause motion, either locomotion or movement within internal organs. Muscle tissue is separated into three distinct categories: visceral or smooth muscle, which is found in the inner linings of organs; skeletal muscle, in which is found attached to bone providing for gross movement; and cardiac muscle which is found in the heart, allowing it to contract and pump blood throughout an organism.
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This note was uploaded on 12/29/2011 for the course BIO 23 taught by Professor Dfesaf during the Spring '11 term at Abraham Baldwin Agricultural College.

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