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  Epithelial/Connective Tissue 

  Function: Move mucus and secreted Function: Protection
particles through
Location: Large ducts of sweat glands,
Location: Ducts of large glands, Trachea mammary glands and salivary glands
and respiratory tract.
Adaptation: Usually two layers
Adaptation: Some are ciliated



Function: Absorption and Secretion Function: Diffusion and Filtration

Location: Digestive tract Æ Stomach to Location: Kidneys, Lungs,

Rectum Adaptations: Very thin and fit close
Adaptation: Goblet cells, Brush Border 
  Epithelial/Connective Tissue 

Function: Secretion and Adaptation
Function: Stretches readily
Location: Kidneys, small ducts of glands
Location: Bladder and surface of ovary
Adaptation: Looks like both cuboidal and Adaptation: Some have Microvilli 

Function: Protection
Location: Keratinized: Lips, skin
Non- Keratinized: Mouth, tongue  
Adaptation: Multiple layers, Rapid mitotic
  Epithelial/Connective Tissue 


Bone: Elastic Cartilage:

• Adaptations: • Location
o Hard, Calcified Matrix with o Ear
collagen fibers o Epiglottis
o Osteocytes in Lacunae • Adaptation:
o Well Vascularized o Contains elastic fibers
o Marrow- Blood cell formation

• Function:
• Adaptation:
o Reserve fuel source
o Network of fibers
o Insulates
• Location:
• Location:
o Spleen
o Abdomen
o Lymph Nodes
o Under the skin
o Bones • Function:
o Soft internal skeleton
  o Supports other cells
  Epithelial/Connective Tissue 

Fibrocartilage: Hyaline Cartilage:
• Adaptation: • Adaptations:
o Thick collagen fibers with o Amorphous Matrix
chondrocytes o Chondrocytes in Lacunae
o Ability to absorb shock • Location:
• Location: o Embryonic skeleton
o Knee joint o Nose, trachea, Larynx
o Pubic symphysis • Function:
o Supports, Resists, Cushions

Dense Regular:    
Nerve Cell:
• Adaptations:
o Mainly made of collagen • Adaptation:
o Fibroblasts o Neurons are branching
• Location: cells made of cytoplasmic
o Tendons and most Ligaments extensions
• Function: o Transmit electrical pulses
o Muscle to bone, Bone to • Location:
Bone o Brain
o Great tensile strength o Spinal Cord
  Epithelial/Connective Tissue 

Smooth Muscle: Skeletal Muscle:
• Adaptations: • Adaptations:
o Spindle shaped o Long
o Central Nuclei o Cylindrical
o No striations o Multinucleated
• Function: o Striated
o Involuntary Control • Location:
• Location: o Attached to Bone
o Walls of hollow organs (sometimes skin)

Mesenchyme: Motor End Plate:

• Adaptation: • The flattened end of a motor

o All connective tissue is made neuron that transmits neural
of Mesenchyme impulses to a muscle
• Location:
o Embryonic skeleton
  Epithelial/Connective Tissue 

Cardiac Muscle:
• Adaptations:
• Adaptations: o Fibroblasts
o Branching o Macrophages
o Striated o Mast Cells
o Uni-nucleated o Collagen
o Intercalated Discs o Elastic Fibers
• Location: • Function:
o Walls of the heart o Wraps and cushions organs
  o Phagocytize bacteria
• Location:
  o Under Epithelia
o Around organs