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Areolar and Loose Connective Tissue

Areolar Tissue
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    Areolar 4X
    A: Collagen Fibers are found in most supporting tissues and collagen is the most abundant protein in the body (Wheaters). They usually stain pink and are the thickest fiber.

    B: Fibroblasts are the cells that produce collagen and elastin that form the fibers found in connective tissue. They are small purple cells found inside the connective tissue
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    Areolar 20X
    A: Collagen fibers

    B: Elastic fibers are very thin and stain black. They can be found in many places that accommodate volume change in the body such as the arteries.

    C: Fibroblast
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    Areolar 40X
    A: Fibroblasts

    B: Collagen fibers

    C: Elastic fibers
Loose Connective Tissue
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    LCT dermis
    Loose connective tissue with collagen fibers packed loosely in the dermis
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    LCT Lamina Propria
    A: Ciliated simple columnar epithelium

    B: Loose connective tissue often called lamina propria