Anatomy: The Tissue Level of Organization

  1. List the four major types of tissues found in our bodies. What are the primary functions of each of these tissues?
  2. List the five major characteristics that distinguish epithelia from other tissue types.
  3. Distinguish between merocrine, apocrine, and holocrine glands.
  4. Explain why an area such as the skin would benefit from having a keratinized stratified epithelium.
  5. Explain why pseudostratified columnar epithelium is not actually a stratified epithelium.
  6. What are the unique characteristics of transitional epithelium? Where is it found?
  7. List the different classifications of connective tissue, and give an example of each type.
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