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Dense connective tissue

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Dense connective tissue: types and function (preview) - Human Histology | Kenhub

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Histology of Dense connective tissue : Shotgun Histology

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Dense Regular and Irregular Connective Tissue: Anatomy and Physiology

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Shotgun Histology Dense Regular Connective Tissue

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Dr. Benaduce: Dense Connective Tissue (Tissues Lecture)

Dense connective tissue, also called dense fibrous tissue, is a type of connective tissue with fibers as its main matrix element. The fibers are mainly composed of type I collagen. Crowded between the collagen fibers are rows of fibroblasts, fiber-forming cells, that generate the fibers. Dense connective tissue forms strong, rope-like structures such as tendons and ligaments. Tendons attach skeletal muscles to bones; ligaments connect bones to bones at joints. Ligaments are more stretchy and contain more elastic fibers than tendons. Dense connective tissue also make up the lower layers of the skin (dermis), where it is arranged in sheets.