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collagenous fibers (Koh-laj-eh-nuss)
strong a flexible connective tissue fibers that contain the protein collagen
connective tissue fibers that are not particularly strong, but can be stretched and will return to normal when released.
connective tissue cell that produces fibers
a large phagocytic connective tissues cell that functions in immune responses
a connective tissue cell that produces heparin and histamine.
supporting cells of nervous tissue; cells in nervous tissue that do not conduct impulses.
nerve cell, including its processes; conducting cell of nervous tissue.
group of similar cells specialized to perform a certain function.
Negative feed back
a mechanism of response in which a stimulus initiates reactions that reduce the stimulus
process by which cells become structurally and functionally specialized.
building up, or synthesis, reactions that require energy and make complex molecules out of two or more smaller ones.
reactions that break down complex molecules into two or more smaller ones with the release of energy.
purified protein derivative