Card Set Information
protects body and produces secretions. (can regenerate)
tearing of the skin.
supports, binds, protects
provides protection for organs
can provide nutrients to the body, stores vital nutrients such as fat or calcium
Red blood cells:
erythrocytes (carry oxygen and CO2)
white blood cells (carry immunity; help fight pathogens)
Thrombocytes (blood clotting coagulations)
loose connective tissue
highly vascular (numerous blood vessels)
located where the body can intercept pathogens before they enter the bloodstream. Ex
Fibrous connective tissue:
found where a need for flexible strength exists
(dermis layer is the skin and in ligaments and tendons)
blood supply to fibrous connective tissue is poor.
stores fats (lipids) as a food reserve and is found throughout the body.
most formed prenatally and during the first year of life.
can stretch to none and one-half times its original size. (found in the larynx, large arteries, alveoli (air sacs) and the external ear).
Hard connective tissue
includes bones nad caritilage
bone is the hardest
gives the entire body structure , support, and mobility.
tough, elastic tissue found between segments of the spinal cord and the vertebrae.
sheets of epithelial or connective tissue that act together to cover.
1.) Mucous membranes
line the body cavities that open to the outside
line the body cavities that open to the inside.
attached to the wall of the body cavity
3.) Connective membranes
holds organs in place
two or more tissues that come together
groups of organs