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Intro to Tissues

3.1, 3.2--Types and Cell Junctions

TermDefinition
Tissue GROUP OF CELLS WITH COMMON ORIGIN IN EMBRYO AND FUNCTION TOGETHER TO CARRY OUT SPECIALIZED ACTIVITIES
HISTOLOGY STUDY OF TISSUES (USING STAINS, ETC.)
EPITHELIAL TISSUE LINING; COVERS BODY SURFACES, LINES HOLLOW ORGANS, BODY CAVITIES, AND DUCTS; ALSO FORMS GLANDS. ALLOWS FOR INTERNAL AND EXTERNAL COMMUNICATION
CONNECTIVE TISSUE CONNECTS; PROTECTS AND SUPPORTS WHILE BINDING ORGANS TOGETHER
MUSCULAR TISSUE CONTRACTION; GENERATION OF FORCE AND HEAT
NERVOUS TISSUE ELECTRIC CONDUCTANCE OF INFORMATION
GAP JUNCTIONS NARROW INTRACELLULAR GAP BETWEEN CELLS BRIDGED OVER BY PROTEINS CALLED CONNEXINS
CONNEXINS MEMBRANE PROTEINS IN GAP JUNCTIONS WHICH CREATE TUNNELS (CONNEXONS) FOR ION TRANSPORT AND ELECTRICAL AND CHEMICAL COMMUNICATION
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