Loose, or areolar, connective tissue.  Thick pink bands are collagen, while the thin dark threads are elastin.

Loose, or areolar, connective tissue. Thick pink bands are collagen, while the thin dark threads are elastin.

Connective tissue connects body parts. Performs many functions: protecting, supporting, & binding together other body tissues. Extracellular Matrix.  Major connective tissues classes: bone, cartilage, dense connective tissue, loose connective tissue, & blood.

Connective tissue connects body parts. Performs many functions: protecting, supporting, & binding together other body tissues. Extracellular Matrix. Major connective tissues classes: bone, cartilage, dense connective tissue, loose connective tissue, & blood.

Reticular loose Connective Tissue Proper, found in the Lymphoid organs (lymph nodes, bone marrow, and spleen) Function: Fibers from a soft internal skeleton (stroma) that supports other cell types including white blood cells, mast cells and macrophages

Reticular loose Connective Tissue Proper, found in the Lymphoid organs (lymph nodes, bone marrow, and spleen) Function: Fibers from a soft internal skeleton (stroma) that supports other cell types including white blood cells, mast cells and macrophages

Read more about connective tissues: loose, fibrous, and cartilage in the Boundless open textbook.

Read more about connective tissues: loose, fibrous, and cartilage in the Boundless open textbook.

Mnemonic  S: skin C: connective tissue A: (galea) aponeurosis L: loose connective tissue P: periosteum

Mnemonic S: skin C: connective tissue A: (galea) aponeurosis L: loose connective tissue P: periosteum

Aipose tissue or body fat or just fat is loose connective tissue composed mostly of adipocytes.  The two types of adipose tissue are white adipose tissue (WAT) and brown adipose tissue (BAT). The formation of adipose tissue appears to be controlled in part by the adipose gene.

Aipose tissue or body fat or just fat is loose connective tissue composed mostly of adipocytes. The two types of adipose tissue are white adipose tissue (WAT) and brown adipose tissue (BAT). The formation of adipose tissue appears to be controlled in part by the adipose gene.

Connective tissue connects body parts. Performs many functions: protecting, supporting, & binding together other body tissues. Extracellular Matrix.  Major connective tissues classes: bone, cartilage, dense connective tissue, loose connective tissue, & blood.

Connective tissue connects body parts. Performs many functions: protecting, supporting, & binding together other body tissues. Extracellular Matrix. Major connective tissues classes: bone, cartilage, dense connective tissue, loose connective tissue, & blood.

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