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Friday, September 18, 2020

List of major animal tissues

This post is a list of the major animal tissues. There are 4 types listed below alphabetically. License: CC BY-SA 3.0


Epithelial tissue

"Epithelial tissues line the outer surfaces of organs and blood vessels throughout the body, as well as the inner surfaces of cavities in many internal organs." (Wikipedia:Epithelium, 8.28.23 UTC 16:10)


Connective tissue

"Most types of connective tissue consists of three main components: fibers (elastic and collagenous fibers), ground substance and cells." (Wikipedia: Connective tissue, 8.17.23 UTC 18:28)


Muscle tissue

"Muscles contain special contractile proteins called actin and myosin which interact to cause movement." (Wikipedia: Muscle tissue,7.20.23 UTC 14:52)


Nervous tissue

"[Nervous tissue] is composed of neurons, also known as nerve cells, which receive and transmit impulses, and... glial cells or glia, which assist the propagation of the nerve impulse as well as provide nutrients to the neurons." (Wikipedia: Nervous tissue, 8.17.23 UTC 19:10)