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Biology 1320

by: Corina Johnson

Biology 1320 10584

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General Biology
Dr. Lawrence Williams
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This 18 page Class Notes was uploaded by Corina Johnson on Tuesday February 23, 2016. The Class Notes belongs to 10584 at University of Houston taught by Dr. Lawrence Williams in Spring 2016. Since its upload, it has received 20 views. For similar materials see General Biology in Biology at University of Houston.


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Date Created: 02/23/16
INTRODUCTION TO THE BODY • TISSUES, a group of similar cells and their intercellular material which perform a common, specialized function. • ORGANS, of tissues organized together for a common, specialized function. INTRODUCTION TO THE BODY • ORGAN SYSTEMS, organs assiocated for a common function. • ORGANISM, a complete assemblage of interactive organ systems. TISSUES • Epithelial • Connective • Nervous • Muscular EPITHELIAL • Covering or linings of surfaces. • Three shapes of cells: squamos, cuboidal, columnar • Three arrangements: simple, stratified, psuedostatified EPITHELIAL EXAMPLES CONNECTIVE TISSUES • Most abundant tissues and very diverse. • Consists of a cellular component and the extra-cellular matrix. • GENERAL TYPES: Connective tissue proper, Cartilage, Bone, Vascular (blood components). CONNECTIVE TISSUES MUSCULAR TISSUE • Affects movement: locomotion, movement of food, movement of circulatory fluid. • Is contractable, excitable, extensible, and elastic. • Three types with different characteristics and functions. MUSCLE TYPES NERVOUS TISSUE • Excitable • Conducts impulses • Rapid communication and information processing. NEURONS TISSUES • Epithelial • Connective • Nervous • Muscular BODY ORIENTATION TERMINOLOGY used on bilaterally symmetrical animals: Dorsal/ventral Anterior/posterior Right/left Proximal/distal Superior/inferior (humans) How do organ systems develop? • Are derived from initial tissue layers of the organism. • Endoderm • Ectoderm • Mesoderm • Endoderm produces the gut and it’s related organs. • Ectoderm produces the epidermis and the nervous system. • Mesoderm produces the dermis, muscles, skeleton, circulatory system, kidneys, and the reproductive system. Learning the systems of the animal body. • What does the system do for the organism? • What are the structures? • What do the structures do? • How and with what other systems does this integrate its activity to keep the organism alive?


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