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Hole's Human Anatomy & Physiology, 9/e
David Shier, Washtenaw Community College
Ricki Lewis, The University at Albany
Jackie Butler, Grayson County Community College


Chapter Overview

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.