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Type

Function

Location

Distinguishing Characteristics

Epithelial Protection, secretion, absorption, excretion

Cover body surface, cover and line internal organs, compose glands

Lack blood vessels, cells readily divide, cells are tightly packed

Epithelial Protection, secretion, absorption, excretion

Connective Bind, support, protect, fill spaces, store fat, produce blood cells Muscle Movement

Nervous Transmit impulses for coordination, regulation, integration, and sensory reception

Cover body surface, cover and line internal organs, compose glands

Widely distributed throughout the body

Attached to bones, in the walls of hollow internal organs, heart

Brain, spinal cord, nerves

Lack blood vessels, cells readily divide, cells are tightly packed

Mostly have good blood supply, cells are farther apart than cells of epithelia, with matrix in between Contractile

Cells connect to each other and other body parts

Epithelial Tissues

Essentials of Human Physiology

Essentials of Human Physiology

This ebook provides an introductory explanation of the workings of the human body, with an effort to draw connections between the body systems and explain their interdependencies. A framework for the book is homeostasis and how the body maintains balance within each system. This is intended as a first introduction to physiology for a college-level course.

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