• Tissues, Part 4 – Types of Connective Tissues: Crash Course A&P #5
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    Tissues, Part 4 – Types of Connective Tissues: Crash Course A&P #5

    Technically, we’re all just meat. Yeah, you could say that what makes us human is our emotions, or thoughts, or memories, but physically, we’re not all that different from this. We’re used to thinking of meat as the muscle tissue that people cook and eat — but the fact is, you could eat that stuff raw. A chicken breast or a steak or a pork chop is tender enough that it doesn’t need cooking. What does need cooking is all of the connective tissue that’s in and around the muscle, and gets in the way of our meal. So one of the main reasons humans began to roast, and boil,…

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    Tissues, Part 4 – Types of Connective Tissues: Crash Course A&P #5

    Technically, we’re all just meat. Yeah, you could say that what makes us human is our emotions, or thoughts, or memories, but physically, we’re not all that different from this. We’re used to thinking of meat as the muscle tissue that people cook and eat — but the fact is, you could eat that stuff raw. A chicken breast or a steak or a pork chop is tender enough that it doesn’t need cooking. What does need cooking is all of the connective tissue that’s in and around the muscle, and gets in the way of our meal. So one of the main reasons humans began to roast, and boil,…

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    Tissues, Part 4 – Types of Connective Tissues: Crash Course A&P #5

    Technically, we’re all just meat. Yeah, you could say that what makes us human is our emotions, or thoughts, or memories, but physically, we’re not all that different from this. We’re used to thinking of meat as the muscle tissue that people cook and eat — but the fact is, you could eat that stuff raw. A chicken breast or a steak or a pork chop is tender enough that it doesn’t need cooking. What does need cooking is all of the connective tissue that’s in and around the muscle, and gets in the way of our meal. So one of the main reasons humans began to roast, and boil,…

  • Articles

    Tissues, Part 4 – Types of Connective Tissues: Crash Course A&P #5

    Technically, we’re all just meat. Yeah, you could say that what makes us human is our emotions, or thoughts, or memories, but physically, we’re not all that different from this. We’re used to thinking of meat as the muscle tissue that people cook and eat — but the fact is, you could eat that stuff raw. A chicken breast or a steak or a pork chop is tender enough that it doesn’t need cooking. What does need cooking is all of the connective tissue that’s in and around the muscle, and gets in the way of our meal. So one of the main reasons humans began to roast, and boil,…

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    Tissues, Part 4 – Types of Connective Tissues: Crash Course A&P #5

    Technically, we’re all just meat. Yeah, you could say that what makes us human is our emotions, or thoughts, or memories, but physically, we’re not all that different from this. We’re used to thinking of meat as the muscle tissue that people cook and eat — but the fact is, you could eat that stuff raw. A chicken breast or a steak or a pork chop is tender enough that it doesn’t need cooking. What does need cooking is all of the connective tissue that’s in and around the muscle, and gets in the way of our meal. So one of the main reasons humans began to roast, and boil,…

  • Articles

    Tissues, Part 4 – Types of Connective Tissues: Crash Course A&P #5

    Technically, we’re all just meat. Yeah, you could say that what makes us human is our emotions, or thoughts, or memories, but physically, we’re not all that different from this. We’re used to thinking of meat as the muscle tissue that people cook and eat — but the fact is, you could eat that stuff raw. A chicken breast or a steak or a pork chop is tender enough that it doesn’t need cooking. What does need cooking is all of the connective tissue that’s in and around the muscle, and gets in the way of our meal. So one of the main reasons humans began to roast, and boil,…

  • Integumentary System: Functions
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    Integumentary System: Functions

    Okay, now we’re gonna discuss the functions of the integumentary system. And most people think of it as fairly straightforward, in terms of protection. Protection is one of the key functions of the integumentary system, however, it certainly is not the only function. And we’ll go into quite a bit more detail in terms of the others, but we’re going to start with protection first, because it is truly one of the most important functions. Now, first and foremost, I want to start our discussion talking about the proteins that are associated with the integumentary system, particularly, with the most superficial layer, the epidermis. Now, in terms of the epidermis,…

  • Integumentary System: Layers of Skin & Functions – Dermis
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    Integumentary System: Layers of Skin & Functions – Dermis

    Okay, let’s continue our discussion of the integumentary system with the deepest layer of the skin. So remember the epidermis is going to be superficial and right underneath it will be the dermis, which is quite a bit more substantial, both in terms of size as well as contents. Okay, so the dermis is situated between the more superficial epidermis and the deeper subcutaneous or hypodermal region. And it’s mentioned before there are lots of stuff in there. So you’ll have hair roots, you’ll have muscles associated with hair, you’ll have sensory receptors, you’ll have glands and very importantly, particularly in terms of the survival of the epidermis, you’re going…

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    Integumentary System: Layers of Skin & Functions – Dermis

    Okay, let’s continue our discussion of the integumentary system with the deepest layer of the skin. So remember the epidermis is going to be superficial and right underneath it will be the dermis, which is quite a bit more substantial, both in terms of size as well as contents. Okay, so the dermis is situated between the more superficial epidermis and the deeper subcutaneous or hypodermal region. And it’s mentioned before there are lots of stuff in there. So you’ll have hair roots, you’ll have muscles associated with hair, you’ll have sensory receptors, you’ll have glands and very importantly, particularly in terms of the survival of the epidermis, you’re going…

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    Integumentary System: Layers of Skin & Functions – Dermis

    Okay, let’s continue our discussion of the integumentary system with the deepest layer of the skin. So remember the epidermis is going to be superficial and right underneath it will be the dermis, which is quite a bit more substantial, both in terms of size as well as contents. Okay, so the dermis is situated between the more superficial epidermis and the deeper subcutaneous or hypodermal region. And it’s mentioned before there are lots of stuff in there. So you’ll have hair roots, you’ll have muscles associated with hair, you’ll have sensory receptors, you’ll have glands and very importantly, particularly in terms of the survival of the epidermis, you’re going…