Busy. Please wait.

show password
Forgot Password?

Don't have an account?  Sign up 

Username is available taken
show password


Make sure to remember your password. If you forget it there is no way for StudyStack to send you a reset link. You would need to create a new account.
We do not share your email address with others. It is only used to allow you to reset your password. For details read our Privacy Policy and Terms of Service.

Already a StudyStack user? Log In

Reset Password
Enter the associated with your account, and we'll email you a link to reset your password.
Don't know
remaining cards
To flip the current card, click it or press the Spacebar key.  To move the current card to one of the three colored boxes, click on the box.  You may also press the UP ARROW key to move the card to the "Know" box, the DOWN ARROW key to move the card to the "Don't know" box, or the RIGHT ARROW key to move the card to the Remaining box.  You may also click on the card displayed in any of the three boxes to bring that card back to the center.

Pass complete!

"Know" box contains:
Time elapsed:
restart all cards
Embed Code - If you would like this activity on your web page, copy the script below and paste it into your web page.

  Normal Size     Small Size show me how



Histology The study of tissue
Tissue A group or mass of similar cells working together
Epithelial Usually has no vascular tissue
Epithelial Functions: Protection, secretion, absorption, excretion, secretion
Epithelial Cell produce rapidly... rapid healing
Simple Squamous Found in the lungs, walls of capillaries
Simple Squamous Epithelial tissue- single layer
Simple Squamous Function: Diffusion, filtration
Simple Cuboidal Epithelial - cube-shaped cells
Simple Cuboidal Found in the kidney tubules, ducts of glands
Simple Columnar Elongated cells with nuclei in about the same position
Simple Columnar Found in the Digestive Tract and uterus
Microvilli Finger like projections that increase surface area
Stratified Squamous Epithelial Tissue - Multi-layers squamous cells
Stratified Squamous Found in the lining of body cavities like the mouth and outer layer of skin
Pseudostratified Columnar Elongated cells with nuclei at various levels
Pseudostratified Columnar found in the lining air passages, trachea, reproductive system
Transitional Epithelial Stretchable tissue found in the bladder
Connective Tissue Most Abundant tissue in the body
Collagenous Fibers Known as White Fibers
Callegenous Fibers made up of the protein collagen
Elastic Fibers Known as Yellow Fibers
Areolar Tissue binds underlying organs throughout the body
Adipose Tissue AKA - Fat
Adipose Tissue functions- protective cushion, insulation, stores energy
Ligments Connect Bones to Bones
Tendons Connect Muscle to Bones
Fibrous CT Dense Tissue, thick collagenous fibers, POOR blood supply, slow healing
Chondrocytes cartilage cells
Hyaline Cartilage Most common Cartilage
Hyaline Cartilage Cartilage that overs the ends of bones, nose, respiratory passages
Elastic Cartilage Cartilage that is flexible, external ear larynx
Fibrocartilage Cartilage, Found in the intervertebral disks
Bone Osseus Tissue, Rigid due to mineral salts
Blood "fluid" tissue
Skeletal Muscle Striated, Voluntary, nuclei are peripheral
Smooth Muscle involuntary, found in hollow organs
Cardiac Muscle Muscle found in the wall of the heart
Nerve Tissue Found in the brain, spinal cord, and nerves
Neurons Nerve cells that transmits signals
Neuroglia Nerve cells that protect and support neurons