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matrix
ground substance// consists of fibers
resident
stay put
wandering
move in bloodstream
fibroblasts are the most common:
resident cells
fibroblasts are large ______ shaped cells
star
fibroblasts produce:
fibers by secreting into protien surrounding the matrix
macrophages are ____ cells
wandering
macrophages are specialized for:
phagocytosis
Macrophages work as:
scavenger and defensive cells (swallow up dead and bad stuff)
mast cells are ____ cells located near ______.
large, blood vessels
Mast cells release:
heparin to reduce clotting.
collagenous fibers
thick threads containing collagen
characterists of colagenous fibers:
flixible, slightly elastic, greatly tensile
Ex. of collagenous fibers
tendons
Elastic fibers are otherwise known as:
yellow fibbers
characteristics of elastic fibers:
very thin, weak, and stretchy
loose fibrous connective tissue contains:
fibroblasts sread far apart
loose fibrous connective tissue is seperated by a:
gel like matrix(ground substance)
loose fibrous connective tissue contains
collagenous and elastic fibers
loose fibrous connective tissue connects:
epithelium and underlying tissue to muscles
dense fibrous connective tissue has many what?
closely packed thick fibroblasts
dense fibrous connective tissue contains:
collagenous and elastic fibers
dense fibrous connective tissue is ___ strong
very
dense fibrous connective tissue has a ____ blood supply
poor
adipose tissue (specialized loose fibrous connective tissue) forms when:
fat droplets collect in cytoplasm of cells
adipose tissues job is to:
cushion and store energy
cartilage provides:
support, framework, attachments, and protection
chondrocytes are
cartilage cells
chondrocytes chaimbers are called
lacunae
cartilage structure is surrounded by a:
perichondrium(peri=around)(chon=cartilage)
perichondrium supplies blood to the:
outside, not the inside
hyaline cartilage is the _____ common
most
fine fibers of hyaline cartilage resemble:
white plastic
characteristics of elastic cartilage
most flexible; i.e. ears
characteristics of fibro cartilage
many collagenous fibers, very tough; i.e. vertebrae
bone matrix made of:
collagen and mineral salt
bones are made of many:
osteons
at the cneter of an osteon is the:
osteonic canal providing blood and nutrient supply
the osteonic canal is surrounded by:
lamellae
every lamellae has a ring of ______ found in _____
osteocytes(bone cells); lacuna
each osteocyte has extensions called:
canoliculi
canoliculi pass nurtients and blood around by:
crossing over eachother