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Connective tissue

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elastic connective
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.
dense regular
Packed with parallel bundles of collagen fibers and found in tendons. This tissue resists pulling forces applied by muscles.
hyaline cartilage
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.
areolar
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.
elastic cartilage
Contains many elastic fibers in a firm gelatinous ground substance. Located in external ear, auditory tube, and epiglottis.
spongy bone
Hard extracellular matrix forms trabeculae.
reticular
Forms a framework in the spleen, bone marrow, and lymph nodes. It contains fine, branching fibers.
dense irregular
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.
blood
Fluid extracellular matrix used to transport substances throughout the body.
adipose
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.
compact bone
Hard extracellular matrix containing osteons; involved in protection and support.
fibrocartilage
Firm gelatinous ground substance packed with bundles of collagen fibers. This tissue is found in intervertebral discs, pubic symphysis, and knee meniscus.
areolar blast
Fibroblasts produce extracellular matrix for these connective tissue types
reticular blast
Fibroblasts produce extracellular matrix for these connective tissue types
adipose blast
Fibroblasts produce extracellular matrix for these connective tissue types
dense regular blast
Fibroblasts produce extracellular matrix for these connective tissue types
dense irregular blast
Fibroblasts produce extracellular matrix for these connective tissue types
elastic blast
Fibroblasts produce extracellular matrix for these connective tissue types
compact bone blast
Osteoblasts produce extracellular matrix
spongy bone blast
Osteoblasts produce extracellular matrix
hyaline cartilage blast
Chondroblasts produce extracellular matrix.
elastic cartilage blast
Chondroblasts produce extracellular matrix.
fibrocartilage blast
Chondroblasts produce extracellular matrix.
blood blast
Fibers not present unless injury occurs. Extracellular matrix not produced by cells present in this tissue.