Adipose Connective Tissue

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Adipose Connective Tissue: closely packed adipocytes (fat cells with large fat droplet) - location: under skin, around kidneys & eyeballs, within abdomen, breasts - functions: cushions organs; reserve food fuel, insulation Reticular Connective Tissue: reticular fiber network in loose ground substance; reticular cells - location: lymphoid organs - functions: internal skeleton for support of other cell types Dense Regular Connective Tissue: dense (primarily) parallel collagen fibers, few elastin fibers; fibroblasts - location: tendons, ligaments, aponeuroses - functions: attaches muscles to bone & other muscles, attaches bones to bones; withstands high stress Dense Irregular Connective Tissue: irregular shaped collagen fibers, few elastin fibers; fibroblasts - location: dermis of skin, digestive submucosa, fibrous capsules of organs & joints - functions: withstands tension, adds structural strength Cartilage: mostly water; no blood vessels or nerves - surrounded by a layer of dense irregular connective tissue - the perichondrium,
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This note was uploaded on 12/04/2011 for the course ANTHRO 2000 taught by Professor Monicaoyola during the Fall '10 term at Broward College.

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