Tissue Structures

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TISSUE STRUCTURE & FUNCTION There are 4 types of tissue in the body. Epithelial tissue covers the body, connective tissue is used for protection and support, muscle tissue (there are 4 different types) and then the nerve tissue which is used to send messages around the body. Epithelial Tissue It covers the whole surface of the body and it can be identified by one cell attached to another and is one cell thick or it sometimes has multi layers of thickness. Epithelial tissue protects the organs from damaging and also protects it from tension, it also protects the body from dirt, dust and bacteria and other things that may harm the body. There are 4 types of different epithelial tissue: pavement tissue, tessellated tissue,…show more content…
The connective tissue so normally found in the cartilage. Muscle tissue: the muscle tissue is a voluntary muscle this moves the skeleton which includes striated, this muscle covers the stomach. There are three main types of muscle tissue: skeletal muscle, smooth muscle and cardiac muscle. The skeletal muscle is found where the bones are, the smooth tissues is found near the internal organs and the cardiac muscle is where the heart is. Skeletal Muscle: these muscles come in different size and shapes that are designed for the fibres, they have really tiny strands of stapedium muscle. Smooth muscle: is normally found in the internal organs such as blood vessels, digestive tract, bladder and the womb. It is capable of tightening and pushing the food through the gut. Smooth muscle cells are in line to one another and act as a single unit. Cardiac Muscle: this muscle is different from the other two muscle type because this is only found in the walls of the heart. This muscle is an involuntary muscle meaning that it pumps on its own. The cardiac muscle works by squeezing the blood out of your heart and then relaxes to fill your heart with blood. Nervous Tissue: These cells are made up or neurons and is used to carry messages to and from different parts of the body. The nervous tissue is found in the brain, spinal cord and nerves. It is responsible for controlling the body activities. It plays a major role in emotions, memory, and
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