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Cartilage (chondrocyte/chondroblasts) Elastic Cartilage Function: maintain shape of structure while allowing flexibility Fibrocartilage tensile strength w/ the ability to absorb compressive shock Hyaline Cartilage supports & reinforces (serves as resilient cushion) Connective Tissue Proper (loose C.T.); areolar, adipose & reticular (fibrocyte/ fibroblasts) Areolar C.T.; wraps/cushions organs; its macrophages phagocytize bacteria; plays important role in inflammation; holds & conveys tissue fluid Adipose C.T; provides reserve food fuel; insulates
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Unformatted text preview: against heat loss; supports & protects organs Reticular C.T.; fibers form a soft internal skeleton that supports other cell types (Dense C.T.) Regular C.T. (tendon); attaches muscles to bones or to muscles; bone to bones & withstands great tensile strength when pulling force applied to one direction Elastic C.T. (aorta); allows recoil of tissue after stretching, maintains pulsative flow of blood thru arteries Bone (osteons/osteocytes) *pseudostratified epithelium *transitional epithelium...
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