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Chapter 4

Tissues

TermDefinition
adipose tissue type of loose connective tissue dominated by fat cells
areolar tissue type of loose connective tissue that lies beneath almost all epithelia
chondrocytes cartilage-forming cells
columnar epithelium epithelial tissue composed of cells having a tall columnar shape
connective tissue the most widespread, and the most varied, of all the tissues; serves to connect the body together and to support, bind, or protect organs
cuboidal epithelium epithelial tissue consisting of cells having a cube-like shape
endocrine gland a gland that secretes its product, called a hormone, directly into the blood stream
epithelium the layer of cells forming the epidermis of the skin and the surface layer of mucous membranes
exocrine gland a gland that secretes its product into a duct, which then empties onto a body surface or inside a body cavity
fibroblasts cells that secrete collagen, which forms scar tissue inside a wound
fibrosis the repair and replacement of damaged tissue with connective tissue, mainly collagen
glandular epithelium type of epithelium consisting of glands that secrete a particular substance
goblet cell modified columnar cell containing secretory vesicles that produce large quantities of mucus
grandulation tissue newly formed tissue inside a wound
mucous membrane epithelial membrane that lines body surfaces that open directly to the body's exterior
muscle tissue tissue consisting of contractile cells or fibers that effect movement of an organ or body part
nervous tissue tissue with a high degree of excitability and conductivity that make up the nervous system
osseous tissue bone tissue
reticular tissue tissue consisting of loose network of reticular fibers and cells; forms the framework of the spleen, lymph nodes, and bone marrow
serous membrane membrane composed of simple squamous epithelium resting on a thin layer of areolar connective tissue; lines some of the closed body cavities and also covers many of the organs in those cavities
squamous epithelium epithelial tissue consisting of thins, flat cells
stem cells specialized cells that can differentiate into many different types of cells
tissue groups of similar cells that perform a common function
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