Tissues of the Human Body

What's What Concerning the Types of Tissues in the Body

The Varying Types of Tissues

The human body consists of four main types of tissues, including epithelial, connective, muscle, and nervous tissue. These types of tissues have varying functions throughout the body and helps support the body in many ways. Through this pamphlet, you should be able to distinguish between the four tissues based on description and image.

Nervous Tissue: Do You Have the Nerve?

This type of tissue is responsible for transmitting sensory information throughout the whole body and is found in the brain, spinal cord, and nerves. The reasoning behind the nervous tissue's functioning of processing stimuli and producing a response is all due its composition. Neurons make up the nervous system and have appendages called dendrites that come out of the receiving end of the cells. These long tendrils pick up incoming information to be processed and sent through the axon, the transmitting side of the cell, to produce a response. This tissue is the best at this job because dendrites are quite long and can reach through the entire body. By having covered most areas of the body, this tissue can create a reaction to situations promptly inside and outside. Also, this tissue type is best for its locations of the nerves, brain, and spinal cord because of its connections through the body, that way information can be quickly sent to the brain to be processed.