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´╗┐Unit 5: Anatomy and physiology for health and social care Level 3 Extended Diploma in Health and Social Care Catherine Mclintock - September 2012 ? Shelley Everett ________________ Assignment Brief In this assignment, I will be in a scenario placement, where my supervisor has asked me to teach the new staff some anatomy and physiology. Within the assignment, I will be looking at annotating names and functions on an A3 poster of a human cell, as if it was under an electron microscope, including various numbers of organelles. I?ll then have to complete a written report on outlining the main tissues of the body, exampling where each tissue can be found. TASK ONE (P2) ...read more.


Reduces friction: the tightly packed cells that line the whole system. They reduce friction from the blood and the walls of the blood vessels. Connective Tissue: The connective tissues are to support the body and to fix or attach together all types of tissue. This tissue also provides a framework, which is the skeleton. It plays a significant part in movement. Connective tissue can be divided into four main types. 1. Loose connective tissues (adipose tissue) 2. Dense connective tissues (tendon) 3. Support tissue (cartilage and bone) 4. Blood and blood forming tissue (red marrow) Loose connective tissue - is a mass of widely scattered cells whose matrix is a loose weave of fibres. ...read more.


It helps to digest, amongst many others. There are three type of muscle tissue: Skeletal: - it helps with the movement and the breathing processes. Smooth: - regulates the blood pressure and flow of blood in the arteries. It?s also found in the digestive system, in the stomach and intestines. Cardiac : - cardiac muscle tissue is found in the heart, causing the beating of the heart in pace and therefore helping the flow of oxygen throughout the entire body Nerve Tissue: Nervous tissue sense stimuli and transmit signals from one part, to help muscles to move, organs to function and such. Nerve tissue can be found everywhere in your body. The biggest masses of it are your brain and spinal cord. The main functions are: 1. Sensory input 2. Integration 3. Controls of muscles and glands 4. Homeostasis 5. ...read more.

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