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UNIT 2
Basic Tissues
Types of
Connective
Tissues
Connective Tissue Proper
Specialized Connective Tissues
Embryonic Connective
Tissues
Subtype of
connective
tissue
Dense
irregular
Dense
regular
Loose
Adipose
Reticular
Elastic
Mesenchyme
Mucus
Character of
the tissue
Fewer cells,
more ± bers;
± bers are
arranged
without
de± nite
orientation
Fewer
cells, more
± bers;
± bers are
arranged
in uniform
orientation
More
cells, fewer
± bers;
± bers are
randomly
distributed
Adipocytes
predominant,
supported
by reticular
± bers
Reticular
± bers
predominant
Elastic ± bers
predominant
Mesenchymal
cells
predominant;
hyaluronic
acid matrix
Spindle-shaped
± broblasts,
jellylike matrix
(Wharton
jelly) high in
heparan sulfate
proteoglycan
TABLE 4-2
ClassiF cation of Connective Tissues
Figure 4-12.
Overview of connective tissue types.
D. Cui
D. Cui
D. Cui
Dense irregular connective tissue
Dense regular connective tissue
Loose connective tissue
Elastic connective tissue
Reticular connective tissue
Adipose tissue
Mucous connective tissue
Mesenchyme
Connective Tissue Proper
Specialized Connective Tissue
Embryonic Connective Tissue
Types of Connective Tissue: Connective Tissue Proper
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