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Neoplasia
...  bruising, body malaise, enlargement of various organs (liver, lymph nodes, and spleen), abrupt weight loss, and unusual bleeding are the symptoms to expect when suffering from leukemia. Sarcoma connective tissues like bones and muscles are affected during this type of neoplasm. Unlike the first three types, this neoplasm is typically asymptomatic (no evident signs and symptoms) during its  ...

Heart
...  cone shaped or the apex is on the bottom protruding into the diaphragm. At the heart’s base or its superior broad end the largest blood vessels are connected. There is dense fibrous connective tissue surrounding and protecting the heart named the parietal pericardium. It looks like a loose sac around the muscle and is filled with special pericardial fluid ensuring smooth heart  ...

Blood
...  with life strength. No wonder, loosing blood any creature is exposed to the treat of immediate death! Why is blood so vitally important for any living creature? Medical men categorize blood as connective tissue. This precious liquid contains erythrocytes, leukocytes, and platelets which are also known as thrombocytes. The blood cells mentioned above are responsible for transport, immunity,  ...

Bones
...  cells and red blood cells. They are an amazing structure that are very light weight and at the same time hard and strong. Mineralized form of osseous tissue is present in its core. It is a type of connective tissue. Calcium phosphate primarily makes up its structure. It is very brittle but substantially elastic. Its compressive strength is very high compared to its tensile strength. Bones are  ...

Nerves
...  the axons. Nerves are found in the peripheral nervous system. All nerves have a cordlike structure and contain many axons. Each of these axons are surrounded the endoneurium, these are layers of connective tissues. The axons, in turn, are bundled together to form fascicles, these fascicles are wrapped in another layer of connective tissue called the perineurium. Nerves are again wrapped in  ...

Esophagus
...  and combines the mucosa to the smooth muscle. Muscularis externa, which is responsible for the control of swallowing in the upper and lower potions of the esophagus. The adventitia is the outermost connective tissue of the esophagus. The esophagus carries food to the stomach by coordinating the contractions of the muscular lining. This is an involuntary process that most people do not notice.  ...

Hand Muscles
...  extrinsic hand muscles are in the forearm, but the tendons extend to the hands. They acquired the name extrinsic because the muscle belly is outside the hand. Whenever you move your hands, fibrous connective tissue, known as the retinaculum, covers the flexor and extensor tendons to keep them in place while accomplishing the movement. Without the retinaculum, it is impossible to coordinate the  ...

Eyeball
...  Each of these coats help in keeping the functions of the eyes. Sclera The sclera is the outmost covering of the eye and is found mostly on the posterior part of the eyeball. Dense collagenous connective tissue makes the bulk of the coat. It provides a point of attachment for the muscles, serves as a protector for the interior parts of the eye and keeps the shape of your eyeball. In the  ...

Gall Bladder
...  see structures clearly. Simple columnar epithelial tissue lines the surface of the organ. The walls are about two cm thick with three visible coats, an internal mucous and muscular coat, the middle connective tissue layer, and the outermost serous membrane. All over the tissue slides, you can see a network of capillaries to supply the cells inside. Special stains like the carmine or  ...

Lymphoid Organs
...  infections or spread of tumors. These organs exist as primary, secondary or tertiary, based on the stage of lymphocyte development and maturation the organ is involved in. These organs consist of connective tissues with different types of leukocytes or white blood cells. Lymphocytes usually present the highest percentage among these white blood cells regardless of the type of lymphoid organ  ...


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