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Types of CT:
2 types of Embryonic CT:
What does mesenchymal CT give rise to?
Most cells in the loose connective tissue.
What does the gel-like ground substance of the mesenchymal CT contain?
Reticular fibers
Mucous CT is found in:
the umbilical cord
What does mucous CT contain?
Jelly like matrix of Hylauronate and Fibrillar collagens.
What is the function of LOOSE connective tissue?
To wrap and cushion organs and hold tissues together.
How does Dense CT compare to loose?
It has more fibers and fewer cells
2 types of Dense CT:
What is Irregular CT intended for?
Withstanding tension in multiple directions - structural strength.
3 Places where Irregular CT is located:
1. Dermis of skin
2. Digestive tract submucosa
3. Fibrous capsules of visceral organs and joints
What layer of the dermis is irregular CT found in?
The reticular layer.
How is REGULAR dense CT different from irregular?
-More densely packed
-Parallel orientation of collagen bundles
What is the function of regular dense CT?
Tensile strength - in one direction
What structures contain regular dense CT?
Ligaments, tendons, and aponeuroses
What type of collagen and structure of CT is in the cornea?
Type 1 collagen
-Dense regular CT - oriented orthagonally at right angles.
What type of collagen is in Reticular Connective Tissue?
Type 3
Function of Reticular connective tissue:
Support of organ parenchyma
What organs contain reticular connective tissue?
3 lymphoid organs:
-Bone marrow
-lymph nodes