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Nervous Tissue

Nervous Tissue

Nervous tissue is the term for groups of organized cells in the nervous system, which is the organ system that controls the body’s movements, sends and carries signals to and from the different parts of the body, and has a role in controlling bodily functions such as digestion.

Muscular Tissue

Muscular Tissue

Muscle tissue is composed of cells that have the special ability to shorten or contract in order to produce movement of the body parts. The tissue is highly cellular and is well supplied with blood vessels.

Epithelial Tissue

Epithelial Tissue

Epithelial tissues are widespread throughout the body. They form the covering of all body surfaces, line body cavities and hollow organs, and are the major tissue in glands. They perform a variety of functions that include protection, secretion, absorption, excretion, filtration, diffusion, and sensory reception.

Multiple Gestations

Multiple Gestations

The presence of two or more embryos in the uterus. Twin and higher gestations have increased considerably in the last two decades due to the increased use of ovulation induction agents and assisted reproductive technologies.

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