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- Become familiar with the different types of connective tissue.
- Explore the structures and functions of adipose tissue and loose connective tissue.
- Describe the functions of platelets, red blood cells and white blood cells.
- Differentiate between types of fibrous connective tissue and describe their functions.
- Define cartilage and describe its functions. Identify different types of cartilage.
- Explain the functions and types of bone tissue.
- Name the parts that make up bone and identify different types of bone.
- Describe factors that affect bone growth and development.
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!
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.
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.
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.
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.
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. 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.
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.
9. Diaphysis of Bone: Definition & Function
Did you know your bones are used for more than just standing upright? This lesson looks at the fascinating contributions made by the diaphysis in long bones towards your body's overall health. At the end of the lesson, you'll find a short quiz.
10. Fibrous Joint: Definition & Examples
In this lesson, you'll explore what a fibrous joint is, how it is classified, and what types of movement these joints allow. You'll also find how many forms of fibrous joints exist in the body and where they are located.
11. Functions of Transitional Epithelium Tissue
In this lesson, you will learn what transitional epithelial cells are, where they are found, and how they are organized into transitional epithelial tissue. A short quiz will follow to test your knowledge.
12. Pivot Joints in the Body: Types & Examples
Did you know that whenever you turn your head, you are using a pivot joint? In this lesson, you will learn about the types of joints in your body and specifically about how pivot joints function and where they are located.
13. What Is a Tendon? - Anatomy & Definition
Simply put, tendons connect your muscles to your bones. In this lesson, we will go deep inside your body to examine the complex structure of tendons and learn more about the important role these tissues play in skeletal movement.
14. What is Simple Squamous Epithelium?
In this lesson, you'll explore what simple squamous epithelium means, where these cells and tissues are found in the body, and how their structure enables this tissue to be an efficient filtering agent.
15. Extramedullary, Trilineage & Fetal Hematopoiesis
Hematopoiesis is the production of blood cells. In this lesson, we'll learn how blood is made and how that process has changed throughout the course of your development.
16. Hematopoiesis: Definition & Process
We are going to look at hematopoiesis, the process of creating the blood cells and platelets that we rely on every day. Where and how this process occurs will be described in this lesson.
17. What Are Agranulocytes? - Definition & Function
Agranulocytes are white blood cells that work together to coordinate the body's defenses against germs. This lesson will further explore agranulocytes and how they protect the body.
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