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

If you're concerned that your busy schedule will get in the way of your ability to study animal tissue, don't worry! Lessons in this chapter are available around-the-clock and can be accessed from home or on-the-go using any computer or mobile device. Strengthen your understanding of this subject area, and check your understanding using multiple-choice quizzes and a practice exam. Any questions that arise during your review of this chapter can be submitted to our experts.

10 Lessons in Chapter 23: Animal Tissue: Structure & Function
Test your knowledge with a 30-question chapter practice test
What Is Epithelial Tissue? - Function, Types & Structure

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.

Types of Connective Tissue

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!

Function of Areolar Connective Tissue

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.

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 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.

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.

Lymph Fluid: Composition & Function

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.

What Is the Composition of Blood?

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.

Three Muscle Types: Function & Location

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.

The Structure and Function of Neurons

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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