Areolar and Loose Connective Tissue
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Toggle ItemAreolar 4XA: 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
Toggle ItemAreolar 20XA: 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.
Toggle ItemAreolar 40XA: Fibroblasts
B: Collagen fibers
C: Elastic fibers
Loose Connective Tissue
Toggle ItemLCT dermisLoose connective tissue with collagen fibers packed loosely in the dermis
Toggle ItemLCT Lamina PropriaA: Ciliated simple columnar epithelium
B: Loose connective tissue often called lamina propria