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Ch 16: Connective Tissue: Help and Review

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The Connective Tissue chapter of this Human Anatomy and Physiology Help and Review course is the simplest way to master an understanding of connective tissue. This chapter uses simple and fun videos that are about five minutes long, plus lesson quizzes and a chapter exam to ensure students learn the essentials of connective tissue.

Who's it for?

Anyone who needs help learning or mastering human anatomy and physiology material will benefit from taking this course. There is no faster or easier way to learn human anatomy and physiology. Among those who would benefit are:

  • Students who have fallen behind in understanding the structures and functions of connective tissue
  • Students who struggle with learning disabilities or learning differences, including autism and ADHD
  • Students who prefer multiple ways of learning science (visual or auditory)
  • Students who have missed class time and need to catch up
  • Students who need an efficient way to learn about connective tissue
  • Students who struggle to understand their teachers
  • Students who attend schools without extra science learning resources

How it works:

  • Find videos in our course that cover what you need to learn or review.
  • Press play and watch the video lesson.
  • Refer to the video transcripts to reinforce your learning.
  • Test your understanding of each lesson with short quizzes.
  • Verify you're ready by completing the Connective Tissue chapter exam.

Why it works:

  • Study Efficiently: Skip what you know, review what you don't.
  • Retain What You Learn: Engaging animations and real-life examples make topics easy to grasp.
  • Be Ready on Test Day: Use the Connective Tissue chapter exam to be prepared.
  • Get Extra Support: Ask our subject-matter experts any connective tissue question. They're here to help!
  • Study With Flexibility: Watch videos on any web-ready device.

Students will review:

In this chapter, you'll learn the answer to questions including:

  • What are the types of connective tissue?
  • What are the functions and structures of adipose tissue and loose connective tissue?
  • What are the functions of red blood cells, white blood cells and platelets?
  • What are the functions and types of fibrous connective tissue?
  • What are the types and functions of cartilage?
  • What are the functions and types of bone tissue?
  • Which parts make up the anatomy of bone?
  • Which factors impact bone growth and development?

21 Lessons in Chapter 16: Connective Tissue: Help and Review
Types of Connective Tissue

1. Types of Connective Tissue

In this lesson, you'll learn about the various types of connective tissues in the body. These tissues include bone, fat, cartilage and blood. They form the framework of the body, support organs and much, much more!

Adipose Tissue and Loose Connective Tissue: Functions and Structures

2. Adipose Tissue and Loose Connective Tissue: Functions and Structures

This lesson explores the structure and function of two types of connective tissue: adipose tissue and loose connective tissue. You'll learn about the cells and fibers that make up each tissue and explore how these structures help our body function.

Functions of Red Blood Cells, White Blood Cells & Platelets

3. Functions of Red Blood Cells, White Blood Cells & Platelets

Blood is a connective tissue vital to our body's survival. In this lesson, we will explore the three functions of blood by delving into red blood cells, white blood cells and platelets - the three individual components that make up blood as a whole.

Fibrous Connective Tissue: Function & Types

4. Fibrous Connective Tissue: Function & Types

In this lesson, you'll learn about a specific type of connective tissue called fibrous connective tissue. You'll also discover the other specialized fibrous connective tissues: tendons, ligaments and fasciae.

What is Cartilage? - Definition, Types & Function

5. What is Cartilage? - Definition, Types & Function

Cartilage is a strong, flexible type of connective tissue found within a body. Learn more about its structure and function, as well as the different types of cartilage connective tissue we have in our bodies.

Bone Tissue: Functions and Types

6. Bone Tissue: Functions and Types

In this lesson, we will explore bone as a connective tissue. We will discuss the anatomy of bone, as well as the cell types which make up bone, including how bone is formed and broken down.

Anatomy of a Bone: Parts, Marrow & Types

7. Anatomy of a Bone: Parts, Marrow & Types

In this lesson, you'll learn how to classify bones by their shape. Additionally, you'll discover the structural makeup of bone and the different bone markings.

Bone Growth & Development Factors: Endochondral Ossification

8. Bone Growth & Development Factors: Endochondral Ossification

In this lesson, you will learn about the two ways we form bones: intramembranous ossification and endochondral ossification. You'll also discover how our bones grow after we're born.

Bone Marrow: Anatomy & Types

9. Bone Marrow: Anatomy & Types

Bone marrow is the soft, spongy material that fills the inner core of our bones. In this this lesson, learn more about where it is found, the different types, and how it serves the body.

Chondrocytes: Definition & Function

10. Chondrocytes: Definition & Function

Chondrocytes are an important part of the cartilage matrix. Learn more about their function and the three types of cartilage in which a chondrocyte can be found.

Function of Areolar Connective Tissue

11. Function of Areolar Connective Tissue

In this lesson, you'll explore what areolar connective tissue is, what elements compose the structure of this tissue, where it is found in the body. You'll also discover what unique functions this tissue serves within your body.

Nervous Tissue: Definition, Function & Types

12. Nervous Tissue: Definition, Function & Types

Nervous tissue makes up the different parts of our nervous system. It allows us to receive stimuli and process the information. Learn more about this tissue and take a short quiz at the end.

What Are Ligaments? - Definition & Types

13. What Are Ligaments? - Definition & Types

Your bones are held together by ligaments. In this lesson, you will learn about the structure of ligaments and discover the very important role they play in the body.

What is Stratified Squamous Epithelium?

14. What is Stratified Squamous Epithelium?

Stratified squamous epithelium is a type of tissue that makes up skin layers and lines some body cavities and organs. Its structure makes it an excellent protective layer. Learn more about this tissue and take a short quiz at the end.

Chondroma: Definition, Symptoms & Treatment

15. Chondroma: Definition, Symptoms & Treatment

Usually when we hear the word ''tumor,'' we immediately think of cancer. However, a chondroma is a non-cancerous tumor that forms and is made up of mature cartilage. Read this lesson to learn what the symptoms are and how to treat them.

Sprain: Definition, Symptoms & Recovery

16. Sprain: Definition, Symptoms & Recovery

There's often a lot of confusion about sprains and strains. What is the difference? Read this lesson to learn all about sprains, including how they differ, what the symptoms look like, and how to recover from one.

Striae (Stretch Marks): Definition & Treatment

17. Striae (Stretch Marks): Definition & Treatment

When you finish this lesson you will be able to define striae and describe all the available treatment options. A short quiz follows this lesson to help you test your knowledge.

What Is a Ganglion Cyst? - Definition, Causes, Symptoms & Treatment

18. What Is a Ganglion Cyst? - Definition, Causes, Symptoms & Treatment

While the term ganglion cyst may sound extraterrestrial, it refers to an often symptomless condition that can develop right in our own bodies. In this lesson, you'll find out what a ganglion cyst is, why it forms, what kind of symptoms develop, and how to treat it.

What Is Plantar Fasciitis? - Definition, Causes, Symptoms & Treatment

19. What Is Plantar Fasciitis? - Definition, Causes, Symptoms & Treatment

Plantar fasciitis can be a real pain in the foot. If you have plantar fasciitis, you might be interested in discovering what causes it and how to treat it. There are ways to beat the condition before it takes over your life.

What Is Tendonitis? - Definition, Symptoms & Treatment

20. What Is Tendonitis? - Definition, Symptoms & Treatment

Your body relies on tendons for everyday movements, but what happens when they get injured? Read this lesson to learn all about tendonitis - what it is, what causes it, what the resulting symptoms are, and how it's treated.

What Is Tennis Elbow? - Symptoms & Treatment

21. What Is Tennis Elbow? - Symptoms & Treatment

Tennis elbow is a common acute inflammatory condition that occurs in the physically active. In this lesson, you will learn more about the symptoms and treatment associated with tennis elbow.

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