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Connective Tissue Cells

16 connective tissues cells for A&P I quiz
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fibroblast
produces fiber, repairs the tissue, and produces the matrix of the connective tissue. This cell has good cell division.
adipocyte
modified fibroblast that stores lipid(fat). This cell is unable to divide.
macrophage or histiocyte
protects as a phagocyte by digesting bacteria and other matter. Originate from blood cell, monocyte.
mast cell
causes an inflammatory response. Produces Heparin and Histamine.
plasma cell
protects by provididng immunity via the production of antibodies.
chrondocyte
cartilage cell. Produces chemical that prevents blood vessels from growing into the cartilage.
osteoblast
bone building cell that adds calcium from the blood to the bone matrix.
osteocyte
bone tissue cell. A trapped osteoblast becomes this.
osteoclast
a bone cell that resorbs/breakdowns bone tissue. It removes the calcium from the tissue and puts it in the blood.
erythrocyte
RBC Most numerous of blood cells. Gas exchange via hemaglobin.
thrombocyte or platelet
second most common blood cell. Prevents blood loss by forming a pre-clot plug in damaged tissues and vessels. Also produce serotonin, a vascoconstrictor, that narrows the vessels.
neutrophil
leukocyte; granular; a phagocyte on bacteria
lymphocyte
leukocyte; agranular; antibody production, some form phagocytes; large nucleus
monocyte
leukocyte; agranular; largest in size of the bloodcells; horseshoe shaped nucleus; can move into tissues and become macrophages
eosinophil
leukocyte; clean up after immunity/allergic reactions(phagocyte) ; bumpy lumpy with raisin and seeds look
basophil
leukocyte; granular; produce heparin and histamine; very dark stain obscuring nucleus.