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Connective Tissue Slides CT Proper: Loose and Dense Loose Areolar CT: ECM component- ground substance w. unbound water (gives ECM molasses consistency), collagen, reticular, elastic fibers, fibroblasts produce matrix in all CT Fxn: universal packing material Under most epi. anchors binds epi to underlying tissues but fluid gives epi ability to slide Called lamina propria if under mucous membrane Resident macrophages in tissue, resident mass? or masst? cells (for inflammatory response) Transient population: granular leukocytes, monocytes, plasma cells (antibody), also serves as reservoir for water in body Adipose Loose CT: loose areolar ct w. adipocytes essentially, just inject fat, stores triglycerides, highly vascularized typically in hypodermis, anywhere you have loose areolar CT you can have adipose tissue, white adipose (thighs buttocks eyes kidneys and heart), mostly in adults, unilocular brown adipose is made of multiple lipid droplets referred to as
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This note was uploaded on 02/21/2012 for the course BIO 89515 taught by Professor Janmachart during the Fall '09 term at University of Texas at Austin.

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