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What tissues major function is to contract?

What tissues major function is to contract?

Muscle tissue is composed of cells that have the special ability to shorten or contract in order to produce movement of body parts. Nervous tissue is responsible for coordinating and controlling many body activities.

Which tissue type is the most durable and is the best for protection?

Stratified epithelia are more durable and protection is one their major functions. Since stratified epithelium consists of two or more layers, the basal cells divide and push towards the apex, and in the process flatten the apical cells.

What are 5 general characteristics of epithelial tissue?

Despite there being many different types of epithelial tissue all epithelial tissue have just five characteristics, these are cellularity, polarity, attachment, vascularity, and regeneration.

What are the three general characteristics of connective tissue?

Connective tissue has three main components: cells, fibers, and ground substance. Together the ground substance and fibers make up the extracellular matrix.

What tissue allows you to smile?

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Forms mucous, serous, and epidermal membranes Epithelium
Allows you to smile, grasp, swim, ski, and shoot and arrow Muscle
Characterized by having large amounts of nonliving matrix Connective
Most widely distributed tissue type in the body Connective
Forms the brain and spinal cord Nervous

What are the 4 types of human tissue?

There are 4 basic types of tissue: connective tissue, epithelial tissue, muscle tissue, and nervous tissue. Connective tissue supports other tissues and binds them together (bone, blood, and lymph tissues).

What are the 3 types of loose connective tissue?

Loose connective tissue proper includes adipose tissue, areolar tissue, and reticular tissue. These serve to hold organs and other tissues in place and, in the case of adipose tissue, isolate and store energy reserves.