Ch 23: Animal Tissue: Structure & Function

About This Chapter

Use the study resources in this short chapter to enhance your understanding of the structure and function of animal tissue. Entertaining lessons and short quizzes can improve and assess your knowledge as you prepare to take an upcoming test.

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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10 Lessons in Chapter 23: Animal Tissue: Structure & Function
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What Is Epithelial Tissue? - Function, Types & Structure

1. What Is Epithelial Tissue? - Function, Types & Structure

Epithelial tissue covers the cavities and surfaces of the body's organs. Learn about the types, function, and structure of epithelial tissue, including pseudostratified columnar epithelium and transitional epithelial tissue. Understand columnar, cuboidal, and squamous cell shapes, as well as simple and stratified cell arrangements.

Types of Connective Tissue

2. Types of Connective Tissue

Connective tissues bind and support structures and tissues, and protect the organs of the body. Learn about the different types of tissues such as the bone, fibrous connective tissue, loose connective tissue, fat, cartilage, and blood.

Function of Areolar Connective Tissue

3. Function of Areolar Connective Tissue

Areolar connective tissue surrounds various parts within the human body and serves a variety of functions. Learn what connective tissue is, understand what areolar connective tissue is, and examine its function and location in the human body.

Collagen vs. Elastin Fibers

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.

Major Types of Cartilage

5. Major Types of Cartilage

Cartilage is flexible connective tissue that supports parts of the body, including some facial structures and major bones. In this lesson, discover the importance and roles of three major types of cartilage: hyaline, fibrocartilage, and elastic.

Bone Tissue: Functions and Types

6. Bone Tissue: Functions and Types

The bones are considered connective tissues since these act as connections and supports for the entire human body. Learn about the histology of bones, the different cells that make up the bone structure, and their specific functions.

Lymph Fluid: Composition & Function

7. Lymph Fluid: Composition & Function

Lymph fluid transports and maintains immune cells, acting as an interstitial fluid between tissue. Learn the composition, locations, and function of lymph fluid in the body.

What Is the Composition of Blood?

8. What Is the Composition of Blood?

Despite its liquid appearance, blood is a type of tissue composed of solids and liquids. Learn about blood composition of blood, or formed elements and plasma, and the processes to maintaining regular levels of each.

Three Muscle Types: Function & Location

9. Three Muscle Types: Function & Location

Muscles are essential for the body's movement, posture, and balance. Learn about the three types of muscles such as the skeletal muscles, cardiac muscles, and smooth muscles, and determine their functions and locations.

The Structure and Function of Neurons

10. The Structure and Function of Neurons

The structure of neurons contains two main components, dendrites and axons, that polarize and depolarize cells. Those two components are responsible for the function of sending signals among cells. This lesson extrapolates on those elements, in addition to synapses, and it also explores polarization and depolarization processes.

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