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22 Cards in this Set

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this type of tissue forms thin, delicate membranes throughout the body that bind parts together such as the skin and underlying organs
the majority of cells are fibroblasts that are separated by gel-like ground substance that contains collagenous and elastic fibers
loose connective (areolar) tissue
loose connective tissue designed to store fat
found beneath the skin, around joints, pads the kidneys and other internal organs and in certain abdominal membranes
adiopose tissue
the tissue of densely packed collgenous fibers, very strong but lacks a good blood supply
found in the tendons and ligaments
dense connective tissue
rigid connective tissue
provides support and attatchments
lacks a good blood supply; heals slowly
lie within the lacunae in the gel-like fluid matrix, lacun
a type of cartilage that is white with abundant fine collagen fibers, found at the end of bones and supports respiratory passages
elastic fibers provide framework for external ears and parts of larynx
elastic cartilage
contains many collagenous fibers , the tough tissue that provides shock absorbing function in invertebral disks and in the knees and pelvic girdle
bone the most rigid connective tissue with deposits of mineral salts and collagen within the matrix. internally supports the body, protects, forms muscle and is the site for blood cell formation
bone cells
composed of red and white cells, suspended in a liquid matrix (plasma) functions to transport substances throughout the body
fibers can contract and consist of three major types
attached to teh bone, is voluntary, muscle fibers are long and cylindrical striated, have many nuclei, contract from nervous impulse
lacks striations, uni0nucleate, consist of spindle-shaped cells, involuntary muscle found in the walls of internal organs and digestive tract, blood vessels, and urinary bladder
found in the heart and consists of branching fibers connected with intercallated disks. involuntary muscle has a single nucleus in each cell, but appears striated
cardiac muscle tissue
found in the brain, spinal cord, and peripheral nerves, have nerve cells, conduct impulses while neurolgia support and nourish the neurons
nervous tissue
fixed cells
cells that reside in tissue for an extended period of time
mast cells
cells that release histamine and heramine to respond to inflammation and swelling
wandering cells
move through and appear temporarily in response to injury or infection
strong collagenous fibers
white fibers made of protein which adds strength for holding body parts together
elastic fibers
made of elastin, are yellow, stretchy and add flexibility to certain types of connective tissues
reticular fibers
thin fibers that form supportive networks in a variety of tissues