Tissues are groups of cells with a common structure (form) and function (job). There are four main tissues in the body – epithelium, muscle, connective tissue and nervous tissue.
Connective Tissue Functions (jobs):
The 3 Structural Elements of Connective Tissue:
1) Ground substance – gel around cells and fibers
2) Fibers – provide strength, elasticity and support
The Special Connective Tissues
Cartilage Functions (jobs):
Bone Functions (jobs):
Blood Functions (jobs):
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