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Connective Tissues

Fibroblasts produces fibers star shaped secretes fibers large in size
Macrophages carry on phagocytosis defend against infection
Mast cells secrete heparin and histamine
Collagenous hold structures together with great tensile strength
Elastic stretch easily
Reticular lend delicate support
Phagocytosis cells eats a bad cell
Heparin anticoagulant/against clotting/clustering
Histamine promotes inflammation
Collagenous Fibers/White Fibers most common fiber thick thread of collagen flexible, slightly elastic form bundles ADD STRENGTH FOR HOLDING BODY PARTS TOGETHER MAKES UP TENDONS AND LIGAMENTS
Elastic Fibers/Yellow Fibers composed of ELASTIN stretches found in VOCAL CHORDS and large ARTERIES
Reticular Fibers Very thin collagenous fibers Highly branched Form delicate supporting networks Found in spleen and other tissues
Extracellular Matrix LOCATED BETWEEN CELLS
Mesenchyme embryonic connective tissue
Loose Connective Tissue/Areolar filler tissue contains numerous blood vessels that provide nourishment for epithelial cells
Adipose Tissue fate reserves energy supply protects body from jolts insulates
Lipocyte fat cell
Dense Connective Tissue elastic and collagenous fibers closely packed with few fibroblasts cells very strong poor blood supply supports and binds joints together
Tendons connect muscles to bone
Ligaments connect bones to bones