Tissues of the Body

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The 4 types of Tissue in the Body
Epithelial, Connective, Muscle, Nervous
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Epithelial Tissue Description
Covers body surfaces, lines hollow organs, body cavaties and ducts. Also forms glands
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Connective Tissue Description
Cells in a matrix of fibres and ground substance (includes Bone)
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Muscle Tissue Description
Contractile Cells
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Nervous Tissue Description
Conducting nerve cells and supportive neur
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Epithelial Tissue Function
Protection, filtration, secretion, absorption and excretion. Allows body to interact with both its internal and external environments
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Connective Tissue Function
Protects and supports; binds organs together and stores energy as fat; provides the major transport system of the body
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Muscle Tissue Function
Generates physical force required to make body structures move
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Nervous Tissue Function
Detects changes inside and outside the body by generating electrical signals called nerve action potentials that activate muscular contractions and glandular secretions
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The 3 Germ Layers
Ectoderm, Mesoderm, Endoderm
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Ectoderm
Epithelial; nervous. Brain, spinal cord and nerves, epithelium of skin
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Mesoderm
Epithelial; connective; most muscle. Bone, blood, heart
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Endoderm
Epithelial. Lining of gastrointestinal tract (except oral cavity and anal canal)
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Cell Junction Types (5)
Gap, Tight, Hemidesmosomes, Desmosomes, Adherens
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Epithelial Tissue Description

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Covers body surfaces, lines hollow organs, body cavaties and ducts. Also forms glands

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Connective Tissue Description

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Muscle Tissue Description

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Nervous Tissue Description

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