Connective TissueOne of the most widespreadtissues in the body. Itconnects, supports,transports, and defends.
Loose Ordinary Fibrous• Also known as areolar tissue, is soft thick gel mainly because it contains hyaluronic acid• It contains numerous fibers and cells, typically collagenous and elastic fibers• Other kinds of cells in the loose, ordinary tissue are usually white blood cells (leukocytes)
Adipose• Forms supporting, protective pads around the kidneys and various structures.• Constitutes a storage depot for excess food• Acts as a insulating material to conserve body heat
Reticular• Reticular tissue forms the framework of the spleen, lymph nodes, and bone marrow• It functions as the body’s complex mechanism, by defending itself against microorganisms and injurious substances
Dense Regular Fibrous• Predominantly bundles of collagenous fibers and is flexible but also owns malleable strength• Characteristics are required in structures that anchor muscle to bone, such as tendons
Dense irregular Fibrous• The bundles of the fibers are not arranged in parallel rows• Fibers are intertwine to form a thick at strong connective tissue that withstand stresses applied from any direction
Bone• Osseous tissue one of the most highly specialized forms of connective tissue• Organs in the skeletal system, that provide support and protection for the body and serve as points
Hyaline Cartilage• Low amount of collagen in the matrix• The most prevalent type of cartilage, that is found to support rings of the respiratory tubes and covering the ends of bones
Fibrocartilage• The strongest and most durable cartilage, the matrix is rigid and is filled with dense packing of strong white collagen fibers
Elastic Cartilage• Contains few collagens fibers but large numbers of fine elastic fibers• This type of cartilage can be ear found in the external and voice box (larynx)
Blood• Connective tissue in liquid form that contains neither ground substance or fibers• It performs many body transport functions, including movement of respiratory gases such as O₂ and CO₂, nutrients, and waste products. Thibodeau, Gary A., and Kevin T. Patton. Connective Tissue. 17th ed. St. Louis: 2003. 135-141. Print. "Tissues." What Can I See? Version 2.0. New York City: The McGraw-Hill, 2001. Print.
Muscle Skeletal: a skeletal muscle cell has severalcharacteristics that permit them to function as they do, like excitability irritability which means the skeletal muscles respond to regulatory mechanisms such as nerve signals. Skeletal muscle are composed ofbundles of skeletal muscle fibers that generally extend the entire length of the muscle. Guze, Carol. Carols Classroom Biology 102- General Biology Animal Structure and function Tissues, Organs, and Organ Systems. 2006. Photograph. CarolGuze.comWeb. 30 Sep 2012.
Smooth: Smooth muscle tissue is found in thewalls of the hollow internal organs, the stomach, intestines, and blood vessels. Cardiac: Cardiac muscle tissue makes up the wall of the heartGoogle. Advertisement. www.faqs.org. Web. 30 Sep. 2012. <http://www.faqs.org/health/Body- by-Design-V1/The-Muscular-System-Design-parts-of-the-muscular-system.html>.
NervousNervous tissue is responsible for sensing stimuli and transmitting signals to andfrom different parts of an organism. Neurons consist of three principal parts: thesoma, dendrites, and one axon or nerve fiber. The soma contains the nucleus.Extending from the soma are dendrites that receive information and transmit ittowards the soma and one axon that transmits information away from the soma.Neuroglial cells support neurons. They are smaller and more numerous thanneurons.Key Terms:Axons - typically carry signals away from the cell body.Dendrites - typically carry signals toward the cell body.Bailey, Regina. "Nervous Tissue." About Biology. About.com, 2012. Web. 1 Oct 2012.<http://biology.about.com/od/anatomy/a/aa031408a.htm>.
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