Last Modified: 2011-07-04
-In the skin protects body form injury, UV light, water loss, etc.
-Line blood vessels and intestines, absorb nutrients and water
Exocrine- Secrete stuff into hollow organs, ducts, or onto skin
Tight- Form tightly between the plasma membranes of nearby cells
Adhesion- Filaments that join cells to each other
Gap- When 2 nearby plasma membranes are joined via a channel of protein
Nervous- Neurons conduct electrical impulses
Loose- Most common in animals, holds organs in place, acts as padding under skin, cells= fibroblasts; synthesize and secrete proteins into matrix
Adipose- Fat tissue, insulates and protects organs (kidneys and heart)
^Adipocytes- Specialized for synthesis and storage of energy reserves of fat
Dense Fibrous- Regular; forms the tendons and ligaments, Irregular; dermis
Cartilage- Composed of chondrocytes, flexibility for ears and nose
Bones- Makeup skeleton and are connected at the joints, bone cells grow and divide under physical stress
Involuntary: beating of the heart
Skeletal- In muscles attached to bone and produces all body movements in relation to each other
Smooth- Form internal organs, blood vessels, and the digestive sys.
Dorsal- Cranial & Vertebral
Negative- Product of a process inhibits the process (thermoregulation)
Thermoregulation- Reg. of body temperature
Serous- Lines abdomen
Pleural- Line thoraic cavity and lungs
Cutaneous- Forms hard, dry skin
Meningeal- Covers the brain and spinal cord
Synovial- Lubricate joints; knees
Integumentary- Hair, nails, skin; protects body from injury, envron, etc.
Endocrine- Thyroid, etc. ; secretes hormones
Lymphatic & Immune- Thymus, spleen; protects against infections
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