Reticular Fibers, Tendon, Elastic Lamina, and Adipose Tissue
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Toggle ItemReticular 20XA: Reticular Fibers serve as a supporting framework for many highly cellular organs such as lymph nodes, endocrine glands and the liver (Wheaters)
This slide is lymphatic tissue that has an expansive network of reticular fibers.
Toggle ItemReticular 40XA: Reticular fibers
Toggle ItemTendon 4XA: Regularly arranged tightly packed collagen fibers. DCCTRA
B: Thin outer layer of synovium
Toggle ItemTendon 20XA: Fibroblasts
B: Regularly arranged collagen fibers
Toggle ItemTendon 40XA: Fibroblasts
Toggle ItemLamina 4XA: Internal elastic lamina is a connective tissue layer just beneath the endothelium. This layer functions to accommodate volume fluctuations in the arteries of the body. The lamina is DECTIRA during diastole and DECTRA during systole because the contraction of the heart causes volume fluctuation which stretches the fibers.
B: Tunica media of the artery is smooth muscle
C: External elastic lamina is the same as the internal in every way
Toggle ItemLamina 40XA: Endothelium is just apical to the inner elastic lamina and is simple squamous epithelium
B: Internal elastic lamina stains black due to the elastic fibers.
C: Tunica media with smooth muscle
D: Tunica adventitia is located just outside the external elastic lamina and is LCT
Toggle ItemAdipose 4XA: White adipose cells are histologically named uniclocular adipocytes
Toggle ItemAdipose 20XA: Unilocular adipocytes
Toggle ItemAdipose 40XA: Peripherally located nuclei are a distinguishing characteristic of white adipose
B: Blood Vessels
Toggle ItemAdipose 40X-2A: Peripherally located nucleus of unilocular adipocyte