Connective Tissue

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Connective Tissue
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  1. Characteristics of C.T.
    highly vascularized, multicellular, non-cellular/non-living matrix between cells
  2. Embryonic C.T.: Mesenchyme
    • gives rise to all other C.T. types
    • embryo
  3. Areolar C.T.
    • wrap/cushin organs.
    • under epithelia (papillary layer)
  4. Adipose C.T.
    • reserve fuel, insulation
    • under skin, abdomen
  5. Reticular C.T.
    • soft internal skeleton, supports other cells
    • Lymphoid organs (lymph nodes, spleen, bone marrow)
  6. Dense Regular C.T.
    • attaches muscle to bone
    • tendons
  7. Dense Irregular C.T.
    • provide structural support
    • dermis of skin (reticular layer)
  8. Hyaline Cartilage
    • support/reinforce
    • ends of long bones
  9. Elastic Cartilage
    • maintain shape but allow flexibility
    • external ear (pinna)
  10. Fibrocartilage
    • shock absorbtion
    • intervertebral disks
  11. Bone (osseous tissue)
    • support, protect
    • bones
  12. Blood
    • transport respiratory gases, nutrients
    • vithin blood vessels
  13. Nerve Cell (neuron)
    • transmit electrical signal
    • brain, spine

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