Flashcards in Tissue Deck (26):
What type of tissue is found in coverings & linings?
Where is the epithelia found?
Skin, gut, lungs, urinary tract, peritoneal cavity (fluid filled spaces)
What do epithelial cells lie on?
Matrix of connective fibres
What is the matrix of connective fibres under the epithelium called?
What is the function of the basement membrane?
What do epithelia do continuously?
Replace dead & damaged cells
Define a simple epithelium?
Single layer of epithelial cells
Define stratified epithelium?
Many layers of epithelial cells
Define ciliated epithelium?
Epithelium with tiny hair like projections
Flattened or squashed
Tall & column shaped
Where might you find simple epithelial cells?
Alveoli, kidneys, small intestines
Where might you find stratified epithelium?
Vagina, skin, mouth, eosophagus
Where might you find ciliated epithelium?
Trachea, upper respiratory tract
What tissue is structural & mostly supports various organs?
How do we define connective tissue?
2 components. 1 cellular & 1 non cellular component.
What strengthens connective tissue?
Where can connective tissue be found?
Bone, ligaments, tendons, cartilage, fat, blood
What tissue is composed of neurons & conducts electrical impulses?
Where is nervous tissue found?
Central nervous system & peripheral nervous system
Which tissue contains contractile proteins?
What type of muscle requires voluntary activation?
What muscle is only found in the myocardium & is involuntary?
What muscle is found in the walls of internal organs & is involuntary?