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Type Name

Location Distribution Across the System or all Locations Organism

Function Overall Function

Subcategories Tissue Types Pseadostratified Ciliated Columnar e. Cuboidal Cells Special Cell Types N/A

Form Cell Configuration One layer of cells oriented vertically at different heights. Cells organized into a radial pattern creating a cavity. Several layers of vertically oriented cells. Many cell layers oriented horizontally. Thin layer or horizontal cells. Unique Cell Characteristics These cells contain cilia.

Subcategory Function Special Cell Function Cilia moves the mucous. General Tissue Type Function Lining the nasal passage and lubricating that region. Formation of glands and lining of kidneys. Lines the inner surface of some organs, usually providing extra protection. Provide extra layering and quickly cell reproduction in specialized organs and reions of the skin.


No Basement mebrane



Epithelia (Epithelial Tissue)

This tissue surrounds and Protection and lining of protects the outside of the Even distribution across the body and internal body and lines all body the organism. organs. cavities.

Stratified columnar e.


N/A These cells reproduce quickly and densely.


Stratified squamous e.



Simple squamous e. Simple columnar e.


Loose c.


Connective Tissue

Skeletal System

Even distribution across the organism.

Support and connect the body

Fibrous c.

These cells are designed to Difussion of chemcials To provide a thin tissue let materials pass through by and nutrients. membrane. diffusion. One layer of cells oriented Secrete digestive enzymes Digestion in the N/A Digestion. vertically. and absorb nutrients. intestines. Polar unit containing Osteon (Haversian herdened minerals: calcium, Osteoblasts form a Provide small units of System), Central Support for complete structures hydroxyapatite, cylindrical matrix. support Canal, and Matrix phophorous, and magnisium. They clear up the area Elastic, Recticular, Cells in a loose mesh It binds epithila to bones and around bone, and they Digest dead cells by Collagenous, containing each cell fiber other material. It also holds organs follow the motion of the phagocytosis. Macrophage around the bone. in place. muscle and bone by connection. Formation of the Fibroblasts Dense mesh of parallel cells Forms a nonelastic strength Nonelstic stability tendons and the ligaments N/A Chondrocytes White b. cells, red b. cells, and platelets. N/A Chondrocytes secrting chondroitin Free-flowing liquid in the veins and vessels of an organism. Random configuration of cells in a tissue layer. Linear and polar string of neurons Rubbery and elstic Provide form and structure without bone Imunization of the body and distribution of oxygen from the lungs. Storage of fat for body fuel. Structure that does not require bone for support.



Transport of oxygen, immune defenses, etc. Contains a fat droplet

Circulate nutrients, etc.

Adipose tissue Even distribution across the organism.

Storage of fat for body fuel.


Nervous Tissue

Nervous System

Transmit signals

N/A (All are neurons.)


Dendrites to transmit signals Trasnmission of information from and axons to induce a spcial Transmit signals quickly the cephalized core--usually the cell response brain--to another part of the body.

Skeletal Muscle 4 Muscle Tissue Around the skeletal system, pulminary system, and the cardiovascular system. Around the Skeletal System--primarily. Movement

Muscle Fiber

Cardiac Muscle Smooth Muscle

Muscle Fiber Muscle Fibers

Contractile units that cause To move the bones so the movement of the muscle Parallel cells that the organism can in response to a nerve move. command. Parallel connected cells--via Interlaced discs to ensure a Pump blood through the an interlaced disc synchonized heartbeat heart Special movement of Parallel cells without Smooth and found in organs tissues not by musclestraitions for contraction nerve signals


Pump Blood Part of the digestive tract