Human Body Tissue Types: (from left to right)
Skeletal Muscle - performs voluntary movements of the limbs, is arranged into bundles of fibres that connect to bones via tendons.
Adipose Tissue - a type of connective tissue that acts as an energy store and helps to cushion, protect and insulate the body.
Smooth Muscle - found in sheets on the walls of blood vessels, stomach, intestines and bladder. vital for maintaining blood pressure and for pushing food through the digestive system.
Spongy Bone - found in the centre of bones , the lattice-like spaces in spongy bone are filled with bone marrow or conective tissues.
Cartilage - found in the joints between bones and in the ear and nose. It is tough but flexible due to the high water content.
Dense Connective Tissue - occurs in the base layer of skin and forms structures such as ligaments and tendons.
Epithelial Tissue - forms a covering/lining for internal and external body surfaces. some epithelial tissues can secrete digestive enzymes while others can absorb substances such as food or water.
Nerve Tissue - forms the brain,. spinal cord, and the nerves that control movement, transmit sensation and regulate body function. Made up mainly of networks of nerve cells
Reference: Dr Alice Roberts, The Complete Human Body: The Definitive Visual Guide, 2010.
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