Types of Tissue

By Triston Kight

Epithelial Tissue

Epithelial tissue is the tissue that is found mainly on the surface of our bodies, otherwise known as our skin, and the tissue that in found on the surface of our inner organs, ducts, cavities, tubes and blood vessels. Epithelial tissue helps with a lot of things, such as assisting the absorption in our stomachs and filtration in our kidneys, but, they mainly serve as protection for our body. They can also be classified into categories (Squamous, Cuboidal, Columnar) by their shape and arrangement.

Connective Tissue

Connective Tissue is found throughout the whole body! Connective tissues surround inner organs, bones, ligaments. cartilage, and many other important structures. This tissue serves as support by connecting and binding structures within the body, protects by cushioning organs and other tissues, transports substances through blood, and insulates and stores fat within the body. There is also two types of Connective Tissue: Dense Regular Connective Tissue and Dense Irregular Connective Tissue. Dense Regular Connective is found within tendons and ligaments while Dense Irregular is found on the surface of our bodies.

Muscular Tissue

Muscular Tissue is also found abundantly through the body. Muscular Tissue lines our bones, heart, and everything that moves within our body. This tissue has "excitable" cells and can easy contract and move. There are 3 major types of muscle tissue: Skeletal, Smooth, and Cardiac muscle. Skeletal muscle is the muscles that are directly attached to our skeleton. Smooth muscle is found in structures like our arteries, digestive tract, and other organs. Unlike the other two muscle groups, Cardiac muscle is found in only one place in the body; the heart.

Nervous Tissue

Nervous Tissue is throughout the nervous system, this includes: the brain, spinal cord, and the nerves in our bodies. This is a very important tissue because this is the main component of the nervous system. This tissue delivers nerve impulses to and from other important organs. Some cells, like the neuroglia, protect neurons.

I Believe the Most Important Tissue is..

Connective Tissue

I believe that Connective Tissue is the most important tissue because it provides nutrients to Epithelial Tissue and it also has many different functions, like binding structures and protecting them. This tissue is also responsible for transporting nutrients through our blood. If we didn't have Connective Tissue, our body would not be able to function because we would not have the necessary nutrients and our body wouldn't be in sync.