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Postby truc » Sat Sep 25, 2010 12:13 am

what is the difference between reticular and areolar tissue?
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Postby anir14344 » Fri Oct 08, 2010 6:56 am

Areolar Connecive Tissue
It looks like a gel-like matrix under the microscope. It also has 3 fiber types and cells like fibroblasts, microphages and some WBCs.
It functions to wrap and cushion organs and its microphages phagocytize bacteria. Also, it holds tissue fluid.
You find it under the epithelia of the body and it surrounds capillaries.

Reticular Connective Tissue
This, too, is a network of reticular fibers and reticular cells lie on it.
Its function is to form a soft internal skeleton w/c support other cell types.
It is found in lymph nodes and the spleen.
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