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 Connective tissue proper includes loose CT

,
dense CT, adipose tissue and reticular tissue.

 Loose CT is composed of cells, fibers and
ground substance.
fibrocyte

fibroblast

Fig 1 Fibroblast and Fibrocyte(TEM)
Fig 2 Macrophage(Spread preparation of loose
connective tissue,special
erythrocyte

erythrocyt
e

Macrophag
e

Fig 3 Macrophage(SEM)
rough
endoplasmic Nucleus
reticulum , RER

Fig 4 Plasma cell(TEM)
Fig 5 Mast cell(special stain,high
Nucleus

membrane-enwrapped
granule

Fig 6 Mast cell(TEM)
Elastic
fiber

Collagenou
s fiber

Fig 7 Spread preparation of loose connective
tissue
Reticular
fiber
Reticula
r fiber

Reticular
fiber

Fig 8 Section of lymph node.showing reticular fiber(silver stain ,high mag.)
LCT Stratified
squamous
epitheliu
m

Blood vessel

Fig 9 Section of loose connective tissue(HE stain,low mag.)
fibers

Nucleus
of
fibroblast Blood
vessel

Fig 10 Section of loose connective tissue(HE stain,high mag.)


Fig11 Finger skin(HE stain) ① epidermis ②dermis③hypodermis
fibers

Fig 12 Section of irregular dense connective tissue(HE stain,high
Tendon
cell

Collagen
fiber

Fig 13 Section of regular dense connective tissue---Tendon
(HE stain,high mag.)
Connectiv
e tissue

Fat cell

Fig 14 Section of Adipose tissue,showing fat cell (HE stain,high mag.)
Reticular
cell

Reticular cell

Fig 15 Section of lymph node,showing reticular tissue (HE stain ,high mag.)
macrophag
e

lymphocyte
Reticular cell

Fig 16 Section of lymph node,showing reticular tissue (HE stain ,high mag.)
No.2 spread preparation of connective tissue (special stain, showing
collagen fibers and elastic fiber)
No.4 spread preparation of connective tissue (special stain, showing
macrophages)
No.5 spread preparation of connective tissue (special stain, showing
mast cells)
No.32 skin (HE, showing keratinized stratified squamous
epithelium , dense irregular CT and adipose tissue)
No. 28Lymph nodes (HE, showing reticular tissue, reticular cells)
No.3 Lymph nodes (Silver stain, showing reticular fibers)
No. 37 Esophagus (HE, showing non-keratinized stratified
squamous epithelium and loose CT )
Drawing
1.Mast cells
2.Macrophages
3.Reticular cells
4.Adipose cells
Questions for review
1.How many types of tissue does the connective tissue
include?
2.What components does the loose connective tissue
contain?
3.Describe the structure and function of macrophage,
fibroblast, plasma cell and mast cell.
4.Describe the differences of structure and function between
the yellow adipose tissue and brown adipose tissue.
5.Take the degranulation of mast cell as an example,
describe the relationship between the structure and
function.