Review 2008

Review 2008 - Things that look the same Elastic fibers...

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Elastic fibers Reticular fibers Things that look the same -act to allow stretch and recoil -interlaced as fine fibers -collagen, act as support -network wrapping cells Structure, location reflects function
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Things that look the same Cardiac muscle Skeletal muscle -both striated -banding less distinct -intercalated discs -central square nucleus -distinct bands -unbranched, big -peripheral nucleus
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Things that look the same Smooth muscle tendon Smooth muscle, no undulations circular arrangement nuclei elongate pale Tendon, dense (no visible fibers) homogenous stain nuclei very flat, sparse
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Things that look the same Dense irregular Dense regular Skeletal muscle Skeletal muscle-peripheral nuclei, space between fibers Tendon-collagen, squeezed nuclei, no blood vessels Dense irregular-around stuff, blood vessels, lots of cells
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Things that look the same Skeletal vs smooth muscle Skeletal=BIG, peripheral nucleus, lots of connective tissue, usually blood vessels Smooth=small, central nucleus, alternating layers, almost no connective tissue, few blood vessels Think about function !
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