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allow small substances to flow freely between each cell's cytoplasm

gap junctions

2

makes up most of ECM

ground substance

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increase strength of tissue by creating a more evenly distribution of mechanical stress

desmosomes

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group of structurally and functionally related cells performing common functions

tissues

5

unique ECM

nervous

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holds everything in place within ECM

glycoprotein

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fibrous protein in a rope like structure with great tensile strength

protein fibers

8

provides tissue strength against compressive/tensile forces

ECM

9

forms barrier to diffusion of substances through ECM

proteoglycans

10

regulates mitotic activity in tissue

ECM

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bind cells to one another via integral proteins

cell junctions

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ECM =

extracellular matrix

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long straight polysaccharide to help ECM resist compression

glycosaminoglycans

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connect all other tissues

connective

15

ECM is prominent with cells scattered throughout

connective

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ECM includes

ground substance protein fibers

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link cells with enough space to allow extracellular fluid to pass between cells

desmosomes

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thin short collagen fibers

reticular

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tight junction example

blood vessel

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desmosome example

skin

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ECF =

extracellular fluid

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tightly packed sheets of cell with no visible ECM

epithelial

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cells capable of generating force by contracting

muscle

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types of tissues

epithelial connective muscle nervous

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two basic components of tissues

discrete population extracellular matrix

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holds cells in proper place

ECM

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cell-adhesion molecule =

glycoprotein

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ground substance is made up of

extracellular fluid (ECF)

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thick gel that material surrounding cell

ECM

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small pores formed by protein channels between adjacent cells

gap junctions