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Four Types Of Tissue

I. Muscle Tissue

    A. Contract for Movement & Support

    B. Skeletal muscle

        1. voluntary (works when you want it to)

    C. Cardiac Muscle

        1. Only found in the heart

        2. Involuntary (works all the time)

    D. Smooth Muscle

        1. involuntary (works all the time)

II. Nerve Tissue

    A. Gives signals to muscles, informs us of environmental conditions (hot, cold, humid)

    B. ex. Brain, Spinal Cord, Nerves

III. Epithelial Tissue

    A. Lines our organs

    B. ex. Stomach lining, skin

IV. Connective Tissue

    A. Connects, supports, and protects other tissues

        1. ligaments, tendons, cartilage, bone, blood, fibers (organ walls)