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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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