Flashcards in Chapter 4: Tissues Deck (19)
Group of similar cells working to perform a specific function
Line every body service that opens directly to the exterior. Able to trap dust and bacteria.
Known as the skin
Contains epithelial tissue resting on top of connective tissue
Lines some body cavities
Secrete fluid to prevent friction
Serous membrane that lines the walls of the cavity
Serous membrane that covers the organ
Four categories of tissues
Continuous sheet of tightly packed cells. Covers the body surfaces, lines its cavities and forms certain glands
Three epithelial cells shapes
Three types of epithelial cell layers
Pseudostratified "appears to be many"
Secrete their products through a duct and then exit the body
Secrete hormones often directly into the blood
Widespread and highly varied tissue. Function is to support, bind and protect.
Has high degree of excitability and connectivity. It communicates rapidly with other parts of the body.
Contracts in response to stimulation
Three types of muscle tissue
Voluntary muscle tissue
Involuntary muscle tissue