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Anatomy & Physiology (BIO 251) Epithelial Tissue Worksheet

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Chamberlain College of Nursing

Anatomy & Physiology (BIO 251)

Review Worksheet ON Tissues AND Skinanswers

Part Two: Connective Tissues
Answer the following questions:
8. List three functions of connective tissues.
1) To join together the other tissues of the body (tendons and ligaments)
2) Support (trachea, bones)
3) Protect underlying organs (skull)
4) Transport (blood)
5) Nutritive Functions (blood)
6) Immune Function (lymphocytes/white blood cells)
7) Storage sites & insulation (Fat tissue)
9. List the three cell types of connective tissues and give examples of each.
 osteocytes– only found in bone.
 chondrocytes– only found in cartilage (or developing bone)
 adipocytes– only found in adipose tissue for storing fat.
 blood cells– found only in blood (unless you are injured) and there are
many types of blood cells.
10. Describe the three types of connective tissue fibers.
Collagen fibers: very strong, comparable to iron or steel but they are very tiny. These are the thickest and
strongest of the 3 fibers.



Anatomy & Physiology (BIO 251) Epithelial Tissue Worksheet

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