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Animal Tissue: Structure & Function - Chapter Summary
Study the structure and function of animal tissue with help from this chapter's fun lessons. Expert instructors help you better understand bone tissue, muscle types, neurons, epithelial tissue and more. Review the lessons anytime your schedule permits. When finished, you will be able to:
- Describe the function, types and structure of epithelial tissue
- Discuss types of connective tissue and the function of areolar connective tissue
- Differentiate between collagen and elastin fibers
- Identify and describe major types of cartilage
- Define and discuss bone tissue and lymph fluid
- Explain the composition of blood
- List the three muscle types
- Provide details about the structure and function of neurons
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1. What Is Epithelial Tissue? - Function, Types & Structure
This lesson will cover the different shapes and structures of epithelial tissue, including simple, columnar, cuboidal, stratified, transitional, squamous, and pseudostratified columnar epithelium.
2. 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!
3. 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.
4. Collagen vs. Elastin Fibers
In this lesson, you're going to learn about a couple of important proteins. These are collagen and elastin. You'll learn about their basic but important structure and function as well as how they differ from one another.
5. Major Types of Cartilage
Cartilage is an important tissue in your body that covers the ends of long bones, acts as a shock absorber in your spine, and protects and supports many body structures. In this lesson, you will learn about the three types of cartilage.
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.
7. Lymph Fluid: Composition & Function
Lymph gets the short end of the stick when it comes to bodily fluids. Blood gets all the attention. Have you even heard of a movie being 'lymphy?' However, lymph is where much of the real defense of your body happens.
8. What Is the Composition of Blood?
This lesson is going to cover the materials of which blood is composed. We will explore the parts that make up the solid and liquid portions of blood and discuss how these are maintained.
9. Three Muscle Types: Function & Location
Your muscles are all about movement. Some of these muscles you control, like your skeletal muscles, while others are not under your control, like the cardiac and smooth muscles. Learn where these three types of muscles are found and what they do.
10. The Structure and Function of Neurons
In this video lesson, you'll learn about neurons, which are specialized cells in the nervous system. Check out how far neurons can send signals throughout the body and how depolarization is much like 'the wave' at a football game.
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