Types of Tissues
found in the human body
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.
The most rigid connective tissue. It provides structure and protection.
There are three types of cartilage: Hyaline, elastic, and fibrocartilage.
The least rigid connective tissue. It has a matrix called plasma.
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.
Found in large muscles. It helps with voluntary movement.
Found in organ and blood vessels. It helps move blood, food, and waste.
Found in the heart. It helps keep the hear beating.