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Reticular tissue

Definition

noun, plural: reticular tissues

A connective tissue that chiefly consists of a network of reticular fibers, forming a labyrinth-like stroma to support free blood cells (large lymphocytes) in many lymphoid organs.


Supplement

Examples of lymphoid organs containing reticular fibers are lymph nodes, red bone marrow, and spleen.


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Compare: areolar tissue


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Questions about Connective Tissue

... strong and resist pulling forces, but they are not stiff, which allows tissues flexibility." However, my notes say "Collagen fibers are ... two separate things? 2) Do collagen fibers have the same function as reticular fibers? 3) Do "blasts" become "cytes" when ...

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by reyrey389
Wed Nov 16, 2011 8:34 am
 
Forum: Cell Biology
Topic: Questions about Connective Tissue
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connective tissue

Areolar Connecive Tissue It looks like a gel-like matrix under the microscope. It also has 3 fiber types ... 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 ...

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by anir14344
Fri Oct 08, 2010 6:56 am
 
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: connective tissue
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connective tissue

what is the difference between reticular and areolar tissue?

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by truc
Sat Sep 25, 2010 12:13 am
 
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: connective tissue
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HYPOTONIC SOLUTION

hmm, our bio teacher showed up skin tissue the other day and said it was dense connective tissue made with collagen. Im ... out of dense connective tissue. This is made out of the papillary dermus and the reticulary dermus. In the papillary layer you can find the dermic papiles(duh!) which ...

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by MrMistery
Sun Oct 30, 2005 11:36 am
 
Forum: Cell Biology
Topic: HYPOTONIC SOLUTION
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Scar Tissue

Scar tissue, including the one in liver tissue that is called as cyrrhosis, is mainly constructed by collagen fibers. This kind of fiber, and another ones e.g. elastic fibers, reticular fibers, produced by fibroblasts, a stellat (flat, star-shaped with long processes) ...

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by Dr.Stein
Sat Aug 13, 2005 5:44 am
 
Forum: Human Biology
Topic: Scar Tissue
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