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Major Components of Connective Tissues

Major Components of Connective tissue.
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Name the 3 components that make up the connective tissue matrix.
ground substances, fibers, cells
What is ground substance made of ? (GAGS)
Glcosaminoglycans
Name the three types of fibers of connective tissue.
Collagenous, Reticular, elastic
What is the most common found fiber in the body?
Collagenous fiber
What is another name for Collagenous fiber?
White Fibers
What is another name for Reticular fiber?
Mist net
What is another name for Elastic fiber?
Yellow Fibers
Name a location for collagenous fibers.
tendons and ligaments
What do Reticular fibers support?
endocrine glands, lymph nodes, spleen, bone marrow, and liver
These elastic fibers are subject to stretching, such as .....
vocal cords, lungs, skin, and walls of blood vessels
Name two major cells in the connective tissue matrix.
fixed cells, and transient cells or "wandering cells"
Fixed cells do what in the matrix?
production and maintenance
Transient cells do what in the matrix?
repair and protect
Name the 3 types of fixed cells in the connective tissue matrix.
fibroblast, chondroblast, osteo