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test 2 chapter 4
What are the 4 types of tissues
Epithelial, connective, muscle, and neural
Where is epithelial tissue?
Lining the internal passageways
What are two ways to classify epithelial tissue?
Shape and layers
What are characteristics of cuboidal epithelial?
Large nuclei and appear square
What are two physical properties of connective tissue proper?
To connect and protect
What physical property does fluid connective tissue have?
What connective tissue provides structural strength?
What absorbs shock and gives you energy?
What connective tissue attaches muscle to bone?
What connective tissue attaches bone to bone?
What are two types of fluid connective tissue?
Blood and lymph
What are plasma, interstitial fluid, and lymph?
What type of cartilage is translucent, and stiff but flexible?
What type of cartilage is supportive but bends easily?
What type of cartilage is very dense collagen fibers and strong?
What connective tissue is for weight support?
Where are 4 different places mucous membranes are located in the body?
Digestive, respiratory, urinary, and reproductive
Why do epithelial surfaces need to be moist?
To reduce friction and facilitate absorption and excretion
What are three serous membranes?
Pleura (lungs), Peritoneum (abdomen), and pericardium (heart)
What contains hyaluronic acid?
What are 3 types of muscle tissue?
Skeletal, cardiac, and smooth
What does muscle tissue do?
Produces all body movement specializing in contractions
Which muscle type is striated and voluntary?
What are the characteristics of the cardiac muscle?
It is found only in the heart, it is striated, and involuntary
Smooth muscles are classified as____________
Which muscle is not striated?
What does nerve cells rapidly sense?
Internal or external environment
What specializes in conducting electrical impulses?
What job does nerve tissue have?
Processes information and controls response
What are nerve cells that perform electrical communication?
What receives incoming signals as part of the neuron?
What cell part of the neuron is short branches extending from the cell body?
What carries outgoing signals as part of the neuron?
What cell part of the neuron is a long, thin extension of the cell body?
Axon (nerve fibers)
What is tissue destruction?
What happens when the speed and efficiency of tissue repair decreases?
Slow metabolism, hormonal alterations, reduced physical activity