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Connective Tissue

Connective Tissue As the name implies, connective tissue serves a "connecting" function. It supports and binds other tissues. Unlike epithelial tissue, connective tissue typically has cells scattered throughout an extracellular matrix. Loose Connective Tissue In vertebrates, the most common type of connective tissue is loose connective tissue. It holds organs in place and attaches epithelial tissue to other underlying tissues. Loose connective tissue is named based on the "weave" and type...

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Connective Tissue

Connective Tissue Characteristics of connective tissues • Extracellular matrix separates cells • Most widely variable of tissues • Many varied functions • Common (mesenchyme) origin • Degrees of vascularity Functions • Binding • Suport • Protection • Insulation • Transport Structural Elements • Fibers ⁃ Collagen (white) fibres ⁃ Elastin (yellow) fibers ⁃ Reticular fibers • Ground substance ⁃ Amorphous material fills space between cells and contains fibers ...

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Ch 10 Muscle Tissue

10.1 OVERVIEW OF MUSCULAR TISSUE Types of muscular tissue There are 3 types of muscular tissue: skeletal, cardiac, & smooth. All 3 may share some things but they differ from one another in their microscopic anatomy, location, & how they are controlled by the nervous and endocrine systems Skeletal muscle tissue function of most is to move bones of the skeleton (are few that attach to other structures ex--the skin). Muscle tissue is striated b/c alternating light and dark protein bands (striations)...

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Epithelial Tissue Quiz

------------------------------------------------- Top of Form Epithelial Tissue and Glands Quest Match the description in column A with the epithelial tissue in the column B. Column A 1. many layers of cells Bottom of Form ------------------------------------------------- Top of Form 2. looks like its layered, but it’s not Bottom of Form ------------------------------------------------- Top of Form 3. one layer of cells Bottom of Form ------------------------------------------------- ...

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UNIT 5 physiology and anatomy P2

TASK 2: (Outcome 1) (P2) Complete the diagrams and examples in the table below Tissue type Diagram and example of where found Cuboidal Epithelium The simple cuboidal epithelium secrets and reabsorbs water and small molecules, it can be found in the kidneys tubules. The stratified epithelium secrets water and ions. Columnar Epithelium The simple columnar absorbs nutrients and produces mucus. It can be found in digestive organs e.g. small intestine. The stratified columnar secrets mucus...

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Anatomy and Physiology

first level is the Chemical Level, where atoms are combined to form molecules. The second level is the Cellular Level, where cells are made up of molecules. The third level is the Tissue Level, where tissues consist of simular cell types. The fourth level is the Organ Level, where organs are made up of different tissue types. The fifth level is the System Level, where systems consist of different organs that work together. The last and sixth level is the Organismal Level, where the human organism...

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unit 3 lecture study guide

List the 4 primary tissue types and give the general characteristics and functions of each one. Nerve Tissue: transmit nerve impulses; coordinates and regulates body activities, bind and support nerve tissue; carry on phagocytosis; connect neurons to blood vessels, changes shape from squamous to cuboidal Epithelial Tissue: covers all free body surfaces and lines organs, anchored to connective tissue by basement membrane, lacks blood vessels, can reproduce Connective Tissue: connects, supports...

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Exam 2 Bio 226

into the bloodstream Exocrine realeses into ducts 2.sweat tastes salty because it contains dissolved body salts and minerals known as electrolytes. 3.Fingernails are a modification of the epidermis. 4. The dermis is a strong, flexible connective tissue layer. Which of the following cell types are likely to be found in the dermis?     fibroblasts, macrophages, and mast cells 5. Keratinocytes are an important epidermal cell because they ________.     produce a fibrous protein that gives...

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stimulus unless the strength of that stimulus is increased is sensory adaptation. 7. Cutaneous Receptors: Type Structure/Location Sensation Free nerve endings Epithelial tissues; Free ends extend between epithelial cells Touch/Pressure Meissner’s corpuscles (mechanoreceptors) Small, oval shaped flattened connective tissues. 2+ sensory nerve fibers branch into each corpuscle and end… Abundant in lips, fingertips, palms, soles, nipples, and external genital organs (hairless regions) Respond to...

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Marfan Syndrome

Thompson Jim Hutchins Biomedical Core 1110 November 19, 2011 Marfan syndrome is a variable, autosomal-dominant disorder in the connective tissue with distinct physical characteristics. The principal features affect the cardiovascular system, eyes and skeleton. This condition affects the connective protein that forms the structural support for tissues outside the cell. This disease is a result of a faulty makeup of chromosomes. Since MFS (Marfan Syndrome) is an autosomal-dominant disorder...

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