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Tissue Types

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what type of tissue has single layer of flat cells and are found in kidneys, lungs, lining of heart, and blood vessels simple squamous epithelium
what type of tissue has a single layer and are found in ducts of glands and kidney tubules simple cuboidal epithelium
what type of tissue has a single layer and are found in digestive tract, gallbladder, brochi and uterine tubes single columnar epithelium
what type of tissue appears multi layered but is actually single layered and has many ciliated cells; found in upper respiratory tract pseduostratified columnar epithelium
Type of tissue that is most widespread and is found in high wear and tear areas; Its function is to protect underlying tissues in areas subjected to abrasion; found in mouth, anus and vagina stratified squamous epithelium
type of tissue that is rare and found in some sweat and mammory glands stratified cuboidal epithelium
type of tissue that has limited distribution and only the apical layer is columnar; found in small amts in pharynx, male urethra and some glandular ducts stratified columnar epithelium
type of tissue that is found mainly in urinary tract; bladder, ureters and urethra transitional epithelial
Tissue that contains three elements: ground substance, fibers and cells connective tissue
Gel like material that fills space between cells and supports weight between bones and organs ground substance
Made up of ground substance and fibers Extracellular matrix; ECM
strongest and most abundant fiber collagen
fiber that's main function is for stretch and recoil elastic fiber
short, fine, highly branched collagenous fibers reticular
cell that is producing; immature form of cell "blast" cells
type of cell that is found in connective tissue fibroblast
type of cell that is found in cartilage chondroblast
type of cell that is found in bone osteoblast
mature, less active cells "cyte" cells
cells that are a energy source fat cells
tissue response to injury white blood cells
release histamine; aid in inflammation mast cells
big eater; eats dead cells; function in immune system macrophages
Function: wraps and cushions organs, plays important role in inflammation, holds and conveys tissue fluid areolar loose connective tissue
Location: under epithelia of body, forms lamina propria of mucous membranes, packages organs; surrounds capillaries areolar loose connective tissue
Function: shock absorption, insulation and energy storage adipose loose connective tissue
Location: under skin in subcutaneous tissue, around kidneys and eyeballs, within abdomen and breasts adipose loose connective tissue
Functions: fibers form a stroma that supports other cell types including WBC, mast cells and macrophages reticular loose connective tissue
Location: lymphoid organs; lymph nodes, bone marrow and spleen reticular loose connective tissue
can withstand high tension and stretching; poorly vascularized; attaches muscles to bone; bone to bones; muscles to muscles dense regular connective tissue
Location: tendons, most ligaments dense regular connective tissue
withstands tension exerted in many directions; provides structural strength dense irregular connective tissue
Location: fibrous capsules of organs and joints, dermis of skin, submucosa of digestive tract dense irregular connective tissue
allows tissue to recoil after stretching; maintains flow of blood through arteries; aids passive recoil of lungs following inspiration elastic dense connective tissue
Location: walls of larger arteries; within certain ligaments associated with vertebral column; within wall of bronchial tubes elastic dense connective tissue
type of cartilage that supports and reinforces; serves as resilient cushion; resists compressive stress hyaline cartilage
type of cartilage that forms most of embryonic skeleton, covers end of long bones in joint cavities, costal cartilages of ribs, cartilage of nose, trachea and larynx hyaline cartilage
type of cartilage that maintains shape of a structure while allowing great flexibility elastic cartilage
type of cartilage that supports the external ear and is found in epiglottis elastic cartilage
type of cartilage that has tensile strength that allows it to absorb compressive shock fibrocartilage
type of cartilage that is located in intervertebral discs; pubic symphasis, discs of knee joint fibrocartilage
Created by: bhampton0013