Flashcards in Cells Deck (10)
Fibroblasts(fibrocyte when inactive)
Produce collagen and ground substances. Can differentiate into different types of cells ie cartilage, bone etc
Bones cells maintaining bone as living tissue
Bone cells depositing osseous tissue
Bone cells destroying osseous tissue
Produce and maintain cartilaginous matrix
Sanitary and immune functions.
Produce reticular fibres in lymphatic nodes and organs
Provision and maintenance of physical support for ECM. Flexible with high tensile strength.
Reticular fibres- provide internal scaffolding.
Elastic fibres-in elastic ligaments (flavum, nuche etc) and elastic arteries (aorta, femoral etc)
Ligaments - bone to bone
Tendons - muscle to bone
- loose - adipose fat storage
- areolar - connects epithelium to underlying tissue, surrounds, cushions and protects body organs.
- reticular - internal framework of organs.
-Liquid-blood, lymph-carry gases and nutrients throughout the body.