Types of Tissues

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Connective Tissue

Made of cells separated by non-living material called matrix.

Functions:

  • Storage of energy
  • protection of organs
  • Provision of strcutural framework for body.
  • Site of defence reactions.
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Muscle Tissue

  • Shrinks size of pupils in eye.
  • Helps to push baby out of uterus.
  • Contract in intestines to push food through body.
  • Pushes urine out of body.
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Epithelial Tissue

Helps to prevent organisms from microorganisms, injury and fluid loss.

There are 4 types:

  • Squamous epithelium
  • Cuboidal  epithelium
  • Glandular epithelium
  • Ciliated epithelium
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Squamous Epithelium

  • Filtration and duffusion
  • Movement of small molecules
  • Found in kidney tubules
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Cuboidal Epithelium

  • Lines surface of various ducts, glands and organs
  • Provides layer of protection
  • Composes kidney tubules
  • Creates covering of ovary
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Glandular Epithelium

  • Make up glands
  • Lining of body until secretion is needed.
  • Thyroid, lymph, adrenal glands
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Ciliated Epithelium

  • In pulmonary system-interspersed with goblet cells that secret mucons to form mucosal layer.
  • Tracheal and bronchial regions
  • Fallopian tubes
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