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How does the meaning of the word fiber differ in the following uses: muscle fiber, nerve fiber, and connective tissue fiber?

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Physiology: The Unity of Companies, 2003 Form and Function, Third Edition

178 Part One Organization of the Body

Before You Go On

Answer the following questions to test your understanding of the preceding section:

  1. What do nervous and muscular tissue have in common? What is the primary function of each?
  2. What kinds of cells compose nervous tissue, and how can they be distinguished from each other?
  3. Name the three kinds of muscular tissue, describe how to distinguish them from each other in microscopic appearance, and state a location and function for each one.

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  • gilly
    How does the word fiber differ in muscle fiber, nerve fiber, and tissue fiber?
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