any of the distinct types of material of which animals or plants are made, consisting of specialized cells and their products.

4 Types of Tissue

Muscle tissue- contracts for movement and support

Nerve tissue- gives signals to muscles, inform them of outside conditions

Epithelial tissue- lines the organs

Connective tissue- connects, supports and protects other tissue


Muscle- smooth, skeletal, cardiac

Nervous- neurons and neurogila

Epithelial- simple epithelium

Connective- connective tissue proper, special connective tissue, and supportive connective tissue

Specializations of Epithelia

squamous epithelium

simple cuboidal

ciliated columnar


Where the Four Tissues are Found

connective- found in the cartilage and bone

epithelia- found in the internal and external surfaces of the body

muscle- found within the walls of the organs

nervous- can be found in the nerve cells located throughout the body

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