Tissue Types

Gage Orr

Epithelial Tissue

It is found all over the body, either on the outside of your body or on the inside. Inner epithelial tissue is called endothelium. Epithelial tissue is made up of tightly packed cells with almost no intercellular spaces helping it perform it's function of protection more adequately.

Connective Tissue

They support the body and bind all types of tissue together. They also play an important role in the mechanical framework for the skeletal system. The tissue is made up of connecting and supporting fibers like collagen and elastic fibers which helps it to bind and connect other parts of the body.

Muscular Tissue

It is divided into three more types of muscle, smooth, skeletal, and cardiac. Smooth muscle is made up of thin elongated cells that aren't in a specific striated pattern which aids in the fact that they are involuntary muscles. Skeletal tissues are made up of many layers of striated muscle which helps the muscle contract and relax. Cardiac muscle is cross striated and contains many nuclei. The striations in cardiac muscle are less obvious which helps that the muscle is involuntary.

Nervous Tissue

It is specialized to react to stimuli and conduct impulses to other systems. It is made up of many cells called neurons which helps in the function of responding to stimuli from the internal and external environment.

The Most Functional Tissue

Connective Tissue is the most functional tissue because it connects every other type of tissue. Blood is also considered a type of connective tissue which is critical to all functions of the body.