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Connective Tissue

Review of Connective Tissues

Properties of Connective Tissue (1) Avascular - little to no bloodflow (2) Most widespread tissue throughout body (3) Connects tissue throughout body
Types of Proper Connective Tissue (1) Areolar (2) Dense Regular (3) Adipose (4) Reticular
Types of Fluid Connective Tissue Blood
Types of Supportive Connective Tissue (1) Hyaline cartilage (2) Fibrocartilage (3)Elastic Cartilage (4) Bone
Types of Connective Tissue (1) Proper (2) Fluid (3) Supportive
Structure of Areolar Tissue Fluid matrix with many collagen and elastic fibers dispersed throughout
Function of Areolar Tissue Binds skin to underlying tissue; fills space
Location of Areolar Tissue Around blood vessels and nerves; under skin
Structure of Reticular "Grapes on a grapevine" Fibroblasts located around reticular fibers
Function of Reticular Internal support for soft organs
Location of Reticular Spleen; Liver, Lymph nodes
Structure of Adipose Large clear cells that push nuclei to edges
Location of Adipose Butt, thighs, breast, abdomen
Function of Adipose Insulation, protection of internal organs; long term energy storage
Structure of Dense Regular Wavy collagen fibers moving parallel to each other with fibroblasts interspersed
Function of Dense Regular Strong, flexible support
Location of Dense Regular Tendons
Structure of Blood Red blood cells with white blood cells interspersed and platelets
Function of Blood Transport oxygen and nutrients and drop of carbon dioxide and wastes
Location of Blood In blood vessels
Structure of Hyaline Cartilage "Floating eyeballs" Chondrocytes floating in solid matrix
Function of Hyaline Cartilage Withstands compressing and pulling forces
Location of Hyaline Cartilage Ends of long bones; fetal skeleton
Structure of Fibrocartilage Wavy collage fibers with chondrocytes
Location of Fibrocartilage Pubic symphysis; intervertebral discs
Function of Fibrocartilage Tough support
Structure of Elastic Cartilage "Hairy eyeballs" Elastic fibers with floating chondrocytes
Function of Elastic Cartilage Elasticity
Location of Elastic Cartilage Ear lobes; larynx
Structure of Osseous (bone) Tree rings with osteocytes and canaliculi
Function of Osseous (bone) Support; protection of organs; production of blood cells
Location of Osseous (bone) Skeletal bone
Created by: jafulle3



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