Types of Tissues

found in the human body


Epithelial tissue cover and lines body surfaces and organs. It absorbs and protects. They can be classified as squamous, cuboidal, and columnar. Single layers are simple. Multiple layers are stratified.
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Connective tissue comes in many different types, from as rigid as bone to as liquid as blood, and is found throughout the body. It has the following functions: supports, protects, takes abuse, transport substances, stores fat, and provides framework.


Muscle tissue is found throughout the body. There are three types. Muscle is the best tissue for its location because it allows movement, both voluntary and involuntary. For example, the heart has muscle tissue. It is important for that tissue to be there so the heart can involuntarily beat.


Nervous tissue is found in the brain, spinal cord, and nerves. They are used to create and transmit messages and nerve impulses.
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