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Unformatted text preview: to underlying structures. * It is present in all mucous membranes as the lamina propria. * areolar tissue and adipose tissue combined form the subcutaneous tissue that attaches the skin to underlying structures * abundant elastic and collagen fibers in a ground substance containing mostly hyaluronic acid. Areolar C.T. Areolar C.T. Loose Connective Tissue (cont.) Adipose Tissue * Most abundant cell is the adipocyte (fat cell) * derived from the fibroblast * stores fat (triglycerides) for energy reserve * fat droplets in the cell pushes the nucleus to the side * good insulator against heat loss or cold because is a poor conductor of heat * supports and protects various organs...
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