Different Types of Tissue Forms

Dakota Evans

Epithelial Tissue

Epithelial tissue is found in the linings of cavities, tubes, ducts and blood vessels. It absorbs nutrients from connective tissue. This type of tissue has multiple functions. The first function is protecting the body from harmful substances. The second is filtration and excretion which helps the body get rid of waste. The other functions is secretion and sensory perception. In the picture, it shows simple squamous epithelial tissue which focuses on filtration.

Source: https://www.studyblue.com/notes/note/n/exam-1-epithelial-tissues/deck/15280504

Connective Tissue

Connective tissue is the most abundant tissue. It is wrapped around the body and is found throughout the body. It can be found in skin, bones, blood and cartilage. Connective tissue protects and cushions our organs. It also transports nutrients. There are six types of connective tissues.

  1. Blood
  2. Bone
  3. Cartilage
  4. Fat
  5. Loose
  6. Dense

In the picture it shows loose connective tissue which helps transport nutrients to other places in the body.

Source: http://histologyolm.stevegallik.org/node/99

Muscle Tissue

Muscle tissue is associated with skeletal bone and is mainly found in hollow organs. There are three types of muscle tissue:

  1. Skeletal: attach bones for movement
  2. Smooth: moves blood, food and waste through the body's organs
  3. Cardiac: controls contractions of heart to produce heartbeat

The picture is of skeletal muscle tissue. The picture focuses on trying to connect to the bones to muscles to produce movement.

Source: http://stevegallik.org/sites/histologyolm.stevegallik.org/images/SkeletalMuscle_2.jpg

Nervous Tissue

Nervous tissue is found in the brain, spinal cord and nerves. It is one of the main components of the Nervous System. Its function is to generate and transmit nerve impulses to and from the body's organs. The picture shows multiple neurons in the nervous tissue that help produces nerves.

Source: http://faculty.harford.edu/faculty/wrappazzo/a_oldsite/tissue%20lab/tissuelabnerv.html

Why is Muscle Tissue Important?

Muscle tissue is really important especially the skeletal muscle tissue. The skeletal muscle tissue is connected to the bone which helps the most important use of the body which is movement.