Anatomy & physiology for beauty and complementary therapies by Ruth Hull

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It contains collagen, elastic and reticular fibres which give areolar tissue its elasticity and extensibility (see Chapter 3 for more information on these fibres). Location example: Surrounds body organs and is found in the subcutaneous layer of the skin. Function: Strength, elasticity and support (it is often the glue that holds the internal organs in their positions). Organisation of the body Organisation of the body Adipose tissue Description: This is an areolar tissue that contains mainly fat cells.

Through a process of nuclear division called meiosis, sperm and egg cells are produced and these form a new organism. Did you know? Every human cell, except for mature red blood cells, is potentially capable of forming a complete human being. In this chapter we will only study somatic cell division in depth but, before we go any further, you need to know the following terms: • Somatic cell = any cell except the reproductive cells. • Diploid = having two complete sets of chromosomes per cell. Human cells have 46 chromosomes.

Stratified squamous epithelium c. Nerves d. Bone. 16. Which type of tissue initiates and transmits impulses? a. Muscle b. Connective c. Epithelial d. Nervous. 17. Simple squamous epithelium consists of: a. Two or more layers of flat cells. b. A single layer of flat cells. c. Two or more layers of rectangular cells. d. A single layer of rectangular cells. 18. Which of the following statements is correct? a. Bone tissue has a rubbery ground substance. b. Cartilage has a very hard matrix that has been strengthened by inorganic salts.

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