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Connective Tissue

Fibrous Connective Tissue

Consists of fibers, cells, ground substance, and matrix Connective Tissue
These are the 3 main types of connective tissue fibers Collagen, reticular, and elastic
Contains proteoglycans, hyaluronic acid, and fibronectin Ground substance
Made of type 3 collagen and visualized using silver salts Reticular fibers
Contain elastin and are responsible for the stretchiness of artery walls and lungs Elastic fibers
These are native connective tissue cells Fibroblasts, adipocytes, and mesenchymal cells
These are immigrant connective tissue cells Macrophages, mast cells, lymphocytes, plasma cells, and leukcytes
These cells synthesize the procollagen, elastin, and proteoglycans that make up the ground substance fibroblasts
Type(s) of collagen made by fibroblasts 1 and 3
Type(s) of collagen made by chondrocytes 2
These cells have their nucleus flattened against the plasma membrane and make leptin Adipose cells
These are the pluripotent cells that are precursors to fibroblasts and adipose cells Mesenchymal cells
These cells are filled with basophilic granules containing heparin, histamine, tryptase, and chymase Mast cells
You can recognize these cells by their clock-face nucleus Plasma cells
A form of loose connective tissue with type 3 collagen fibers that surrounds the functional units of epithelial organs Reticular connective tissue
Tendons belong to this type of connective tissue Regular dense connective tissue
Created by: jenniferj_04