Save
Busy. Please wait.
Log in using Clever
or

show password
Forgot Password?

Don't have an account?  Sign up 
Sign up using Clever
or

Username is available taken
show password

why


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.
Your email address is only used to allow you to reset your password. See 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.
focusNode
Didn't know it?
click below
 
Knew it?
click below
Don't know
Remaining cards (0)
Know
0:00
share
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

Chapter Three:

Cells and Tissues (II)

TermDefinition
Regeneration The replacement of destroyed tissue by the same kind of cells
Fibrosis Repair by dense (fibrous) connective tissue, that is, by the formation of scar tissue
Neoplasm An abnormal growth of cells; sometimes cancerous
Hyperplasia The enlargement of certain body tissues (or organs) because there is some local irritant or condition that stimulates the cells
Atrophy A reduction in size or wasting away of an organ or cell resulting from disease or lack of use
Tissues Groups of cells that are similar in structure and function
Epithelium One of the primary tissues; covers the surface of the body and lines the body cavities, ducts, and vessels
Simple Epithelium Single layer of cells
Stratified Epithelium More than one layer of cells
Apical Surface Surface of an epithelial cell that faces the body surface or of an internal organ
Basement Membrane A thin layer of extracellular material to which epithelial cells are attached in mucosal surfaces
Goblet Cells Individual cells (simple glands) that produce muus
Serous Membranes Membranre that lines a cavity without an opening to the outside of the body (except for joint cavities); serosa
Gland An organ specialized to secrete or excrete substances for further use in the body or for elimination
Secretion An active process in which the glandular cells obtain needed materials from the blood and use them to make their secretion which they then discharge
Endocrine Gland Ductless glands that empty their hormonal products directly into the blood
Exocrine Gland Glands that have ducts through which their secretions are carried to a body surface (skin or mucosa)
Connective Tissue A primary tissue; form and function vary extensively. functions include support, storage, and protection
Extracellular Matrix Nonliving material in connective tissue consisting of ground substance and fibers that separate the living cells
Edema An abnormal accumulation of fluid in body parts or tissues; causes swelling
Stroma Internal framework which can support many free blood cells (large lymphocytes) in lymphoid organs such as lymph nodes, the spleen, and one marrow
Intercalated Disks Contain gap junctions that allow ions to pass freely from cell to cell, resulting in rapid conduction of the exciting electrical impulse across the heart
Neurons Cells of the nervous system specialized to transmit messages throughout the body
Supporting Cells Insulate, support, and protect the delicate neurons, make up the structures of the nervous system---the brain, spinal cord, and nerves
Created by: sarah23me1
 

 



Voices

Use these flashcards to help memorize information. Look at the large card and try to recall what is on the other side. Then click the card to flip it. If you knew the answer, click the green Know box. Otherwise, click the red Don't know box.

When you've placed seven or more cards in the Don't know box, click "retry" to try those cards again.

If you've accidentally put the card in the wrong box, just click on the card to take it out of the box.

You can also use your keyboard to move the cards as follows:

If you are logged in to your account, this website will remember which cards you know and don't know so that they are in the same box the next time you log in.

When you need a break, try one of the other activities listed below the flashcards like Matching, Snowman, or Hungry Bug. Although it may feel like you're playing a game, your brain is still making more connections with the information to help you out.

To see how well you know the information, try the Quiz or Test activity.

Pass complete!
"Know" box contains:
Time elapsed:
Retries:
restart all cards