Flashcards - Connective Tissue Overview

Flashcards - Connective Tissue Overview
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osteoclasts
An osteoclast is a type of bone cell that breaks down bone tissue
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Wandering cells
In anatomy and histology, the term wandering cell is used to describe cells that are found in connective tissue, but are not fixed in place
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brown adipose tissue
Brown adipose tissue or brown fat makes up the adipose organ together with white adipose tissue
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osteoporosis
Osteoporosis is a disease where decreased bone strength increases the risk of a broken bone
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leukocytes
White blood cells , also called leukocytes or leucocytes, are the cells of the immune system that are involved in protecting the body against both infectious disease and foreign invaders
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blood
Blood is a body fluid in humans and other animals that delivers necessary substances such as nutrients and oxygen to the cells and transports metabolic waste products away from those same cells
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extracellular matrix
In biology, the extracellular matrix is a collection of extracellular molecules secreted by cells that provides structural and biochemical support to the surrounding cells
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connective tissue
Connective tissue is one of the four types of biological tissue that supports, connects or separates different types of tissues and organs in the body
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connective tissue
Connective tissue is one of the four types of biological tissue that supports, connects or separates different types of tissues and organs in the body
extracellular matrix
In biology, the extracellular matrix is a collection of extracellular molecules secreted by cells that provides structural and biochemical support to the surrounding cells
blood
Blood is a body fluid in humans and other animals that delivers necessary substances such as nutrients and oxygen to the cells and transports metabolic waste products away from those same cells
leukocytes
White blood cells , also called leukocytes or leucocytes, are the cells of the immune system that are involved in protecting the body against both infectious disease and foreign invaders
osteoporosis
Osteoporosis is a disease where decreased bone strength increases the risk of a broken bone
brown adipose tissue
Brown adipose tissue or brown fat makes up the adipose organ together with white adipose tissue
Wandering cells
In anatomy and histology, the term wandering cell is used to describe cells that are found in connective tissue, but are not fixed in place
osteoclasts
An osteoclast is a type of bone cell that breaks down bone tissue
osteocyte
An osteocyte, a star-shaped type of bone cell, is the most commonly found cell in mature bone tissue, and can live as long as the organism itself
Sesamoid bones
In anatomy, a sesamoid bone is a bone embedded within a tendon or a muscle
epiphyseal plate
The epiphyseal plate is a hyaline cartilage plate in the metaphysis at each end of a long bone
intramembranous ossification
Intramembranous ossification is one of the two essential processes during fetal development of the gnathostome skeletal system by which rudimentary bone tissue is created
granulocytes
Granulocytes are a category of white blood cells characterized by the presence of granules in their cytoplasm
thrombocytes
Platelets, also called thrombocytes , are a component of blood whose function is to stop bleeding by clumping and clotting blood vessel injuries
canaliculi
Bone canaliculi are microscopic canals between the lacunae of ossified bone
periosteum
Periosteum is a membrane that covers the outer surface of all bones, except at the joints of long bones

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