H.A. 101: Muscle Tissue

Everyone is always saying to get bigger muscles so you can lift more and be stronger. But, what is muscle tissue? All muscle tissue has the ability to relax and contract. This ability allows for movement of the body via attachment to things such as bones or tendons. Muscle tissue can be classified into threeContinue reading “H.A. 101: Muscle Tissue”

H.A. 101: Membranes

Membranes are a vital component in protecting the body from its surrounding environment. In the human body, membranes are composed of Epithelial and Connective tissue. Each one of these membranes will consist of a sheet of epithelial cells and an underlying connective tissue layer. Membranes can be divided into four main categories: Mucous Membranes SerousContinue reading “H.A. 101: Membranes”

H.A. 101: Connective Tissue

Classification Of Connective Tissue Connective tissue is one of the major tissue groups and is the most abundant tissue in the entire body. Within the category of connective tissue, there are three main components. Connective tissue has specialized cells, extracellular protein fibers, and a matrix. The matrix of Connective tissue is the term used toContinue reading “H.A. 101: Connective Tissue”