BIOL 1215 Lecture Notes - Loose Connective Tissue, Aponeurosis, Fibroblast
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Dense (ir)regular tissues
Dense Connective Tissue
-Contains numerous, thicker, and denser fibers (packed more closely), but with fewer
cells than loose connective tissue
1. Dense regular connective tissue
bundles of collagen fibers are regularly arranged in parallel patterns that provide tissue
with strength; fibroblasts present in rows between bundles.
forms tendons (attach muscle to bone) and most ligaments (attach bone to bone), and
aponeuroses (sheetlike tendons that attach muscle to muscle or muscle to bone)
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