Muscle and Nervous Tissues

Part A

Match the tissues in column A with the characteristics in column B. Place the letter of your choice in the space provided. (Some answers may be used more than once.)

Column A

cardiac muscle nervous tissue skeletal muscle smooth muscle

Column B

1. coordinates, regulates, and integrates body functions

2. contains intercalated disks

3. muscle that lacks striations

4. striated and involuntary

5. striated and voluntary

6. contains neurons and neuroglial cells

7. muscle attached to bones

8. muscle that composes heart

9. moves food through the digestive tract

10. transmits impulses along cytoplasmic extensions

Part B

In the space that follows, sketch a few cells or fibers of each of the three types of muscle tissues and of nervous tissue as they appear through the microscope. For each sketch, label the major structures of the cells or fibers, indicate the magnification used, write an example of a location, and provide a function. Compare the tissues observed to those shown in figure 9.1.

Skeletal muscle tissue ( x) Location

Smooth muscle tissue ( x) Location



Cardiac muscle tissue ( x) Location

Nervous tissue ( x) Location



U se colored pencils to differentiate various cellular structures in Part B.

Figure 9.1 Identify the tissues illustrated by these micrographs (a-d). Magnifications: (a) 250x micrograph enlarged to 900x; (b) 50x micrograph enlarged to 300x; (c) 400x; (d) 250x micrograph enlarged to 700x.





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  • chris
    How are nervous tissue and muscle tissue different?
    7 years ago
  • james
    What tissue muscle that composes herat muscle attached to bones?
    6 years ago

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