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DENSE IRREGULAR

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Conectivo denso irregular
Organ: Tegument, dermis of the skin, irregular connective tissue.
Species: mouse (Mus musculus; mammal).
Technique: 8 µm thick paraffin sections stained with Masson's trichrome stain.
Image from the skin.
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This type of tissue is mainly composed of intertwined collagen fibers, which occupy most of the volume. The thickness and the high density of collagen fibers leave little room for fibroblasts. It also contains dispersed elastic fibers. The dense irregular connective tissue can be observed in the dermis, in capsules of organs such as the spleen, liver, and those surrounding lymphatic ganglia. It is also present in other locations such as the cerebral dura mater, sheaths of larger nerves and tunica albuginea of testis.

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Updated: 2019-06-30. 21:38
Atlas of Plant and Animal Histology
Dep. of Functional Biology and Health Sciences.
Faculty of Biology.
University of Vigo
Spain

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