Tissues

Elizabeth Williamson
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Elizabeth Williamson
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Tissues
1 Intercellular Junctions
1.1 Tight Junctions
1.1.1 close space between cells by fusing cell membranes

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  • ex. cells that line the small intestine
1.2 Gap Junctions
1.2.1 Form tubular channels between cells that allow the exchange of substances

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  • ex. Muscle cells of the heart and digestive tract
1.3 Desmosomes
1.3.1 Bind cells by forming "spot welds" between cell membranes

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  • ex. cells of the outer skin layer
2 Muscle
2.1 Muscle tissue contracts, moving structures attached to it. Muscle cells are also called muscle fibers.
3 Connective
3.1 Connective tissue connect, supports, protects, provides frameworks, fills spaces, stores fat, produces blood cells, protects against infection, and helps repair damaged tissues.
4 Nervous
4.1 Found in the brain, spinal cord, and peripheral nerves
5 Epithelial
5.1 Characteristics: Lack blood vessels, cells readily divide,cells are tightly packed together
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