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A&P Chap 4 Key Words

TermDefinition
Adipose tissue Fatty or fatlike
Aponeurosis Flattend sheet of white, fibrous connective tissue; holds one muscle to another or to the periosteum
Areolar tissue A type of connective tissue that surrounds various organs and supports both nerve and blood vessels
Bactericidal Causing the death of bacteria
Calcify To deposit mineral salts
Cardiac muscle Muscle of the heart
Cartilage White, semiopaque, non vascular connective tissue
Collagen Fibrous protein occurring in bone and cartilage
Connective tissue Cells whose intracellular secretions (Matrix) support and connects the organs and tissues of the body
Elastin
Elasticlike fibers found in connective tissues
Epithelial tissue Protects the body by covering external and internal surfaces
Fascia Band or sheet of fibrous membranes covering or binding and supporting muscles
Gastric mucosa Mucosa that lines the stomach
Graft To transplant tissue into a body part to replace damaged tissue
Granulation Tiny red granules that are visible in the base of a healing wound; granules consists of newly-formed capillaries and fibroblast
Hyaline Type of cartilage that forms the skeleton of the embryo
Intestinal mucosa Lines the small and large intestines
Ligament A band of fibrous tissue connecting bones or supporting organs
Membrane I thin layer of tissue that covers a surface or divides an organ
Mucosa Mucous membrane
Mucous membrane Type of tissue that lines surfaces and spaces that lead to the outside of the body
Muscle tissue Contains cell material that has the ability to contract and move the body
Nervous tissue Compound of two types of cells,neurogila and neutrons, that react to stimuli and conduct an impulse
Osseous (bone) tissue Bony; composed of or resembling bone
Parietal membrane Lining of a body cavity
Pericardial membrane Lining of the heart cavity
Peritoneal membrane Serous membrane lining of abdominal cavity; also referred to as peritoneum
Pleural membrane Serous membrane protecting the lungs and the lining of internal surface of thoracic cavity; also called pleura
Primary repair Repair of epithelial tissue when no infection is present; new epithelial cells push themselves up toward the skin surface to repair the damage
Respiratory mucosa Lining of the respiratory passages
Scab Dried capillary fluid that seals a wound
Secondary repair Repair of a wound with small or large tissue loss
Serosa Name given to a double walled serous membrane
Serous fluid (1) normal lymph fluid; (2) thin, watery body fluid
Serous membrane Double-walled membrane that produces serious fluid
Skeletal muscle Muscle attached to a bone or bones of a skeleton that AIDS and body movements, also known as voluntary and striated muscle
Suture (1) a line of connection or closure between bones, as in a cranial suture; (2) in surgery, I find thread-like catgut or silk used to repair or close a wound
Synovial membrane Double layer of connective tissue that lines joint cavities and produces synovial fluid
Tendon Cord or fibrous connective tissue that attaches a muscle to a bone or other structure
Visceral membrane The membrane covering each organ in a body cavity
Created by: Staceyleeann1972