Even a quick look at the surface of human skin reveals its many complexities. Much more than a simple shell for the human body, the skin helps protect internal organs and, working in conjunction with connective tissue, allows the human body to function as a unit. This comprehensive volume examines the components of the human integumentary system, as well as the various diseases and disorders to which it is vulnerable.... they form distinct tissues. Research has shown that brown adipose cells and muscle cells originate from the same precursor cells. ... In contrast, white adipose cells do not arise from the precursors of brown adipose cells and do not have any features of muscle cells. ... Migrating Cells In addition to the relatively fixed cell types, there are free cells that reside in the interstices of loose connective tisa sue.
|Title||:||Skin and Connective Tissue|
|Author||:||Britannica Educational Publishing|
|Publisher||:||Britannica Educational Publishing - 2011-11-01|