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Contains elastic fibers and is found in the lungs. This tissue allows the lungs to inflate during inhalation and return to their original shape after exhaling.
Packed with parallel bundles of collagen fibers and found in tendons. This tissue resists pulling forces applied by muscles.
Has a firm, gelatinous ground substance containing collagen fibers. This tissue is found in the tracheal wall to support and prevent the trachea from collapsing.
Found under covering and lining epithelium. Its extracellular matrix contains a loose arrangement of fibers, and its viscous ground substance facilitates the flow of interstitial fluid containing nutrients to epithelial tissues. It also cushions and supports epithelia.
Contains many elastic fibers in a firm gelatinous ground substance. Located in external ear, auditory tube, and epiglottis.
Forms a framework in the spleen, bone marrow, and lymph nodes. It contains fine, branching fibers.
Is packed with bundles of collagen fibers running in different directions. It is found in skin and allows skin to resist pulling forces from many different directions.
Contains a large number of lipid-storing cells. It is found throughout the body, cushions and insulates organs, and stores lipids for future energy needs.
Firm gelatinous ground substance packed with bundles of collagen fibers. This tissue is found in intervertebral discs, pubic symphysis, and knee meniscus.
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