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Tissue

Group of similar cells working to perform a specific function

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Mucous membrane

Line every body service that opens directly to the exterior. Able to trap dust and bacteria.

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Cutaneous membrane

Known as the skin

Contains epithelial tissue resting on top of connective tissue

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Serous membrane

Lines some body cavities

Secrete fluid to prevent friction

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Parietal layer

Serous membrane that lines the walls of the cavity

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Visceral layer

Serous membrane that covers the organ

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Four categories of tissues

Epithelial

Connective

Muscular

Nervous

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Epithelial cells

Continuous sheet of tightly packed cells. Covers the body surfaces, lines its cavities and forms certain glands

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Three epithelial cells shapes

Squamous "flat"

Cuboidal "cube"

Columnar "cylindrical"

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Three types of epithelial cell layers

Simple "one"

Pseudostratified "appears to be many"

Stratified "stacked"

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Exocrine gland

Secrete their products through a duct and then exit the body

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Endocrine glands

Secrete hormones often directly into the blood

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Connective tissue

Widespread and highly varied tissue. Function is to support, bind and protect.

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Nervous tissue

Has high degree of excitability and connectivity. It communicates rapidly with other parts of the body.

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Muscle tissue

Contracts in response to stimulation

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Three types of muscle tissue

Skeletal

Cardiac

Smooth

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Skeletal

(Tissue)

Voluntary muscle tissue

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Cardiac

Smooth

Involuntary muscle tissue

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Adipose tissue

Type of loose connective tissue dominated by fat cells