26. What’s the primary function of elastic fibers? 27. Reticular fibers are thin collagen fibers coated with _________. 28. What are the 3 classes of large molecules present in the Ground Substance of CT? _________________, _____________________, and _____________________________. 29. Where is the ground substance found?
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30. What’s the structure and function of GS? a)Fibrous. It provides support to the connective tissue b)Loose. Acts as a protective layerc)Gelatinous. Protects by absorbing compressive forces31. The two broad types of Fibrous CT are ____________ and _________________. 32. Match the following terms a) Adipose 1) Compressed fibroblast nuclei. Little open space. Tendons/Ligam b) Dense Regular 2) Few visible cells. Withstands stresses from different directions. c) Reticular 3) Collagen Fibersd) Dense Irregular 4) Abundant ground substance. Collagen & elastic fiberse) Areolar 5) Running in random directions6) Subcutaneous fat beneath skin & surrounding organs.7) Forms framework (stroma) for lymphatic organs8) Cells filled with triglycerides 9) Cell types scattered. Loose arrangement 10) 11) 32. Where do you find the chondrocytes?
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