Classification Of Connective Tissue (Specialized Connective Tissue …
Classification Of Connective Tissue
Proper Connective Tissue
Loose Connective tissue
It is flexible, well vascularized, and not very resistant to stress.
Forming a layer beneath the epithelial lining of many organs and filling the spaces between fibers of muscles and nerves
Dense Connective Tissue
It is less flexible & offer more resistance & protection.
Dense regular C.T.
Consists of parallel arranged bundles of collagen fibers & fibroblasts
Forms tendons & ligaments
Dense Irregular C.T.
Consists of randomly-arranged collagen fibers and a few fibroblasts
Found in fasciae, dermis of skin, joint capsules, & heart valves
Embryonic Connective Tissue
is found mainly in the umbilical cord.
It is a jellylike tissue containing abundant ground substance & very few fibers and fibroblasts.
Specialized Connective Tissue
Reticular connective tissue
is a specialized loose connective tissue consisting of reticular fibers associated with specialized fibroblasts called reticular cells
provides the architectural framework for liver, hematopoietic organs and lymphoid organs (bone marrow, lymph nodes, & spleen).
Adipose connective tissue
Adipose tissue is the largest source of energy in the body & contributes in thermal regulation.
Unilocular (common or yellow) adipose tissue
is distributed throughout body (under skin), it composed of cells that contain one large central droplet of yellow fat in their cytoplasm.
Multilocular (or brown)
adipose tissue is composed of cells that contain numerous lipid droplets & abundant brown mitochondria.