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Connective Tissue

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Large, star shaped Most common fixed cell Produce fibers by secreting proteins into the matrix   Fibroblast  
Play a role in immunity Specialized for phagocytosis Originate as white blood cells Clear foreign particles from tissues Important in the defense agasint infection   Macrophage  
Large and widely distributed Release heparin and histamine Usually located near blood vessels   Mast Cells  
Composed of mostly fibroblasts and bonds the skin to underlying organs   Loose Connective Tissue (Areolar)  
Found beneath the skin and around joints that fucntions in cushioning joints, insulation, and stores energy   Adipose Tissue  
Composed of thin, branched fibers of collagen and forms the framework of the lymph nodes and liver   Reticular Connective Tissue  
Very strong tissue that lacks a good blood supply and is located in tendons and ligaments   Dense Connective Tissue (regular)  
Contains yellow fibers and imparts an elastic quality to the spinal column   Elastic Connective Tissue  
Has a good blood supply and functions as a point of attatchment for muscles, support and protection   Bone  
Highly resistant to wear that is found on the ends of articulating bones   Hyaline Cartilage  
Serves as a shock-absorbing material between bones and is found in intervertebral disks   Fibrocartilage  
Provides strength and flexibility and located in the external ear and larynx   Elastic Cartilage  
Formed inside the bone and functions inlcude transportation of substances in the body   Blood  
Thicker, interwoven, and more randomly organized tissue found in the dermis   Dense Connective Tissue (irregular)  


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