Washtenaw Community College Ricki Lewis,
The University at Albany Jackie Butler,
Grayson County Community College
This chapter deals with the simplest level of organization
of cells and tissues. It explains the types of tissues that occur in the human
body, the general functions of each of these types of tissues, and organs in
which the various types of tissue occur (objectives 1.9).
The characteristics of a tissue remain the same
regardless of where it occurs in the body. Knowledge of these characteristics
is basic to understanding how a specific tissue contributes to the function
of an organ.