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Unformatted text preview: Histology Specialized Connective Tissues Muscle Tissue Nervous Tissue I. Specialized Connective Tissues A. Cartilage specialized to withstand heavy wear & tear provides support & protection very dense, matrix is composed of protein-polysaccharide compounds called proteoglycans avascular main cell type is the chondrocyte, which is housed in a lacuna 1. Hyaline Cartilage most abundant tons of chondrocytes, tend to stack up The matrix appears very smooth, homogenous. This tissue is found in the nose, trachea, tips of bone 1. Elastic Cartliage very similar to hyaline, tons of cells key difference is the presence of elastic fibers in the matrix Find in the ear & epiglottis 1. Fibrocartilage Specialized to withstand compression Very, very dense matrix, contains collagen fibers Fewer cells, scattered through matrix Find between vertebrae (intervertebral disk), anterior junction of pelvis & knee. & knee....
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This note was uploaded on 05/27/2011 for the course BIO 180 taught by Professor Sarahbales during the Spring '11 term at Moraine Valley Community College.

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