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Ch 13: Connective Tissue

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Watch video lessons and learn about connective tissue in the human body. Study structures that include collagenous fiber, cartilage, bone tissue, and ligaments. These lessons are just a portion of our course materials.

Connective Tissue - Chapter Summary and Learning Objectives

The connective tissue of the body helps to hold things together. It connects muscle to bone and aids in movement and blood flow, as well. In this chapter, you'll watch lessons that cover the different connective tissues and related materials of the human body. You'll study things like collagen, elastin, and tendons. You'll also get to learn a little about red blood cells and bone marrow. Lessons will cover topics that include:

  • Types of connective tissue
  • Functions of loose connective tissue
  • The function of platelets
  • Types of fibrous connective tissue
  • Types of cartilage
  • The anatomy of a bone

VideoObjective
Connective Tissue Study extracellular matrix, collagen, fibroblasts, and elastin.
Adipose Tissue and Loose Connective Tissue: Functions and Structures Take a look at adipose tissue and loose connective tissue, including elastic fiber, collagenous fiber, reticular fiber, macrophages, and basement membrane.
Functions of Red Blood Cells, White Blood Cells & Platelets Discover how red blood cells, white blood cells, and platelets function.
Fibrous Connective Tissue: Function & Types Examine fibrous connective tissue, such as ligaments and tendons.
What is Cartilage? - Function, Definition & Types Explore chondrocytes, hyaline cartilage, fibrous cartilage and elastic cartilage.
Bone Tissue: Functions and Types Analyze bone tissue, such as osteocytes, osteoblasts, osteoclasts, lamellae, and lacunae.
Anatomy of a Bone: Parts, Marrow & Types Learn more about the structure of bone, including diaphysis, fossa, compact bone, bone marrow, trochanter, and condyle.
Bone Growth & Development Factors: Endochondral Ossification Find out about bone growth and development, including a look at intramembranous ossification, cartilage, and epiphyseal plate.

8 Lessons in Chapter 13: Connective Tissue
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.

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