Types of tissue

From the IGCSE Edexcel human biology specifications:

1 cells and tissues part d

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Bone
Part of the skeletal/connective tissue.It is made of cells that secrete a hard matrix of calcium salts which make the tissue hard.
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Muscular tissue
The cells composing of this tissue have the power to alter their shape: they can contract so that they can become shorter and thicker, enabling the parts of the body to move. They come in three sorts: voluntary, involuntary and cardiac.
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Involuntary
Part of the muscular tissue, this type of smooth muscle is found in the walls of organs like our digestive system such as the gut, intestine, blood vessels and bladder. It is not under voluntary control of the brain.
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Cardiac
Part of the muscular tissue, it is only found in the heart. It makes up the muscular walls of the heart.
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Nervous tissue
It is composed of highly specialised cells or neurones, adapted to carry electrical impulses from one place to another. It makes up the brain, spinal cord and nerves.
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Ciliated
Part of the epithelia tissues; these cells have minute hair-like projections called cilia that are able to beat to move materials along. They line the trachea.
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Squamous
Part of the epithelia tissue; these cells are flat and thin and line the inside of the cheek.
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The cells composing of this tissue have the power to alter their shape: they can contract so that they can become shorter and thicker, enabling the parts of the body to move. They come in three sorts: voluntary, involuntary and cardiac.

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Muscular tissue

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Part of the muscular tissue, this type of smooth muscle is found in the walls of organs like our digestive system such as the gut, intestine, blood vessels and bladder. It is not under voluntary control of the brain.

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Part of the muscular tissue, it is only found in the heart. It makes up the muscular walls of the heart.

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It is composed of highly specialised cells or neurones, adapted to carry electrical impulses from one place to another. It makes up the brain, spinal cord and nerves.

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