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Tissue Function

TermDefinition
Simple squamous epithelium Common site for diffusion and osmosis
Simple cuboidal epithelium Functions and secretion and absorption, secretes glandular products
Simple columnar epithelium Secretion and absorption
Stratified squamous epithelium Contain Keratin which protects the underlying tissue
Stratified cuboidal epithelium Protection
Stratified columnar epithelium Protection, secretion
Pseudostratified columnar epithelium Secretes mucus which works with Celia to sweep away dirt
Transitional epithelium Helps organs to contract and stretch
Loose CT Bind organs together, holds tissue fluids
Adipose tissue Protects, insulates, and stores fat
Reticular CT Supports
Dense CT Binds organs together
Elastic CT Provides elastic quality
Hyaline Cartilage Supports, protects, provides framework in solid – gel matrix
Elastic cartilage Supports, protects, provides flexible framework
Fibrocartilage Supports, protects, absorbs shock in solid – gel matrix
Bone Supports, protects, provides framework in solid matrix
Blood Transports gases, defense against disease, clotting
Skeletal muscle tissue Voluntary movements of skeletal parts
Smooth muscle tissue Involuntary movements of internal organs
Cardiac muscle tissue Heart movements, involuntary
Nervous tissue Sensory reception and conduction of nerve impulses
Epithelial tissue Protection, secretion, absorption, excretion
Connective tissue Bind, support, protect, fill spaces, store fat, produce blood cells
Muscle tissue Movement
Created by: giannariche