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Dense regular collagenous connective tissue - cross section

Loose connective tissue

Loose connective tissue

Pronunciation

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Other Terms:
Textus connectivus collagenosus laxus, Textus connectivus laxus, Tissu conjonctif lâche


Description
Loose connective tissue, also referred to as areolar connective tissue, is a collagenous connective tissue where the matrix consists of a collagen network that forms a relatively thin, loose meshwork. Because of its loose arrangement of collagen fibers, loose collagenous connective tissue can contain numerous blood vessels in its watery extracellular matrix.
Latin
Textus connectivus collagenosus laxus
Latin
Textus connectivus laxus
French
Tissu conjonctif lâche

Structural Label Key

  1. 1st layer of the plantar foot muscles
  2. 2nd layer of the plantar foot muscles
  3. 3rd layer of the plantar foot muscles
  4. 4th layer of the plantar foot muscles
  5. Abdominal hypaxial muscles
  6. Abductor digiti minimi on the foot
  7. Abductor digiti minimi on the hand
  8. Abductor hallucis
  9. Abductor pollicis brevis
  10. Abductor pollicis longus
  11. Adductor brevis
  12. Adductor hallucis
  13. Adductor longus
  14. Adductor magnus
  15. Adductor minimus
  16. Adductor pollicis
  17. Anconeus
  18. Antebrachial muscles
  19. Anterior antebrachial muscles
  20. Anterior belly of the digastricus
  21. Anterior brachial muscles
  22. Anterior cervical intertransversarii
  23. Anterior scalene
  24. Antitragicus
  25. Articularis Cubiti
  26. Articularis genus
  27. Aryepiglottis
  28. Auricularis anterior
  29. Auricularis posterior
  30. Auricularis superior
  31. Biceps brachii
  32. Brachial muscles
  33. Brachialis
  34. Brachioradialis
  35. Branchial arch muscles
  36. Buccinator
  37. Bulbospongiosus - female
  38. Bulbospongiosus - male
  39. Capitis muscles
  40. Caudal branchial arch muscles
  41. Cervical hypaxial muscles
  42. Cervical muscles
  43. Chondroglossus
  44. Collagen matrix
  45. Collagen matrix
  46. Collagen matrix
  47. Collagen matrix
  48. Collagen matrix
  49. Collagen matrix
  50. Compressor urethrae
  51. Connective tissue
  52. Connective Tissue Proper
  53. Coracobrachialis
  54. Corrugator supercilii
  55. Costal part
  56. Cremaster
  57. Cricothyroid muscle
  58. Crus (leg) anterior compartment muscles
  59. Crus (leg) lateral compartment muscles
  60. Crus (leg) muscles
  61. Crus (leg) posterior compartment muscles
  62. Deep external anal sphincter - female
  63. Deep external anal sphincter - male
  64. Deep group of the ant. antebrachium
  65. Deep head of flexor pollicis brevis
  66. Deep hip rotator muscles
  67. Deep muscles of the posterior crus (leg) compartment
  68. Deep perineal pouch
  69. Deep transverse perineal muscle - male
  70. Deltoid
  71. Dense regular collagenous connective tissue
  72. Depressor anguli oris
  73. Depressor labii inferioris
  74. Depressor septi nasi
  75. Depressor supercilii
  76. Diaphragm
  77. Digastricus
  78. Dorsal foot muscles
  79. Dorsal interossei of the foot
  80. Dorsal interossei of the hand
  81. Epaxial muscles of the trunk
  82. Epicranius
  83. Erector spinae capitis
  84. Erector spinae cervicis
  85. Erector spinae lumborum
  86. Erector spinae muscles
  87. Erector spinae thoracis
  88. Extensor carpi radialis brevis
  89. Extensor carpi radialis longus
  90. Extensor carpi ulnaris
  91. Extensor digiti minimi
  92. Extensor digitorum
  93. Extensor digitorum brevis
  94. Extensor digitorum longus
  95. Extensor hallucis brevis
  96. Extensor hallucis longus
  97. Extensor indicis
  98. Extensor pollicis brevis
  99. Extensor pollicis longus
  100. External intercostal
  101. External layer of the abdominal hypaxial wall
  102. External layer of the cervical hypaxial wall
  103. External layer of the pelvic-perineal hypaxial wall -female
  104. External layer of the pelvic-perineal hypaxial wall -male
  105. External layer of the thoracic hypaxial wall
  106. External oblique
  107. External urethral sphincter - male
  108. External urethral sphincter (female)
  109. Extra-ocular muscles
  110. Fibrocyte
  111. Fibrocyte
  112. Fibrocyte
  113. Fibrocyte
  114. Fibrocyte
  115. Fibrocyte
  116. Fibrocyte
  117. Fibrocyte
  118. Fibrocyte
  119. Fibrocyte
  120. Fibularis brevis
  121. Fibularis longus
  122. Fibularis tertius
  123. First branchial arch muscles
  124. Flexor carpi radialis
  125. Flexor carpi ulnaris
  126. Flexor digiti minimi brevis - foot
  127. Flexor digiti minimi brevis - hand
  128. Flexor digitorum brevis
  129. Flexor digitorum longus
  130. Flexor digitorum profundus
  131. Flexor digitorum superficialis
  132. Flexor hallucis brevis
  133. Flexor hallucis longus
  134. Flexor pollicis brevis
  135. Flexor pollicis longus
  136. Foot muscles
  137. Fourth branchial arch muscles
  138. Frontal belly
  139. Gastrocnemius
  140. Genioglossus
  141. Geniohyoid
  142. Gluteal muscles
  143. Gluteus maximus
  144. Gluteus medius
  145. Gluteus minimus
  146. Gracilis
  147. Hand muscles
  148. Head and neck region
  149. Helicis major
  150. Helicis minor
  151. Hip flexor muscles
  152. Histology
  153. Humeral head of extensor carpi ulnaris
  154. Humeral head of flexor carpi ulnaris
  155. Humeral head of pronator teres
  156. Humero-ulnar head of flexor digitorum superficialis
  157. Hyoglossus
  158. Hypaxial muscles
  159. Hypothenar muscles
  160. Iliacus
  161. Iliocostalis cervicis
  162. Iliocostalis lumborum
  163. Iliocostalis muscle
  164. Iliocostalis thoracis
  165. Inferior belly of omohyoid
  166. Inferior gemellus
  167. Inferior longitudinal linguae muscle
  168. Inferior oblique
  169. Inferior pharyngeal constrictor
  170. Inferior rectus
  171. Infraspinatus
  172. Innermost intercostal
  173. Intermetacarpal muscles
  174. Internal anal sphincter
  175. Internal intercostal
  176. Internal layer
  177. Internal Layer of the abdominal hypaxial wall
  178. Internal layer of the cervical hypaxial wall
  179. Internal layer of the pelvic-perineal hypaxial wall
  180. Internal layer of the thoracic hypaxial wall
  181. Internal oblique
  182. Intersegmental muscles
  183. Interspinales cervicis
  184. Interspinales lumborum
  185. Interspinales muscles
  186. Interspinales thoracis
  187. Intertransversarii laterales lumborum - dorsal part
  188. Intertransversarii laterales lumborum - ventral part
  189. Intertransversarii muscles
  190. Intertubercular groove muscles
  191. Intrinsic ear muscles
  192. Ischiocavernosus - female
  193. Ischiocavernosus - male
  194. Ischiococcygeus - female
  195. Ischiococcygeus - male
  196. Lateral crico-arytenoid
  197. Lateral group of the post. antebrachium
  198. Lateral head of flexor hallucis brevis
  199. Lateral head of gastrocnemius
  200. Lateral head of the triceps brachii
  201. Lateral muscles of the abdominal hypaxial wall
  202. Lateral muscles of the cervical hypaxial wall
  203. Lateral muscles of the pelvic-perineal hypaxial wall - female
  204. Lateral muscles of the pelvic-perineal hypaxial wall - male
  205. Lateral muscles of the thoracic hypaxial wall
  206. Lateral posterior cervical intertransversarii
  207. Lateral pterygoid
  208. Lateral rectus
  209. Latissimus dorsi
  210. Left crus of diaphragm
  211. Levator anguli oris
  212. Levator ani - female
  213. Levator ani - male
  214. Levator glandulae thyroideae
  215. Levator labii superioris
  216. Levator labii superioris aleque nasi
  217. Levator palpebrae superioris
  218. Levator scapulae
  219. Levator veli palatini
  220. Levatores costarum
  221. Levatores costarum breves
  222. Levatores costarum longi
  223. Long head of biceps brachii
  224. Long head of the triceps brachii
  225. Longissimus capitis
  226. Longissimus cervicis
  227. Longissimus muscle
  228. Longissimus thoracis
  229. Longus capitis
  230. Longus colli
  231. Loose connective tissue
  232. Loose connective tissue
  233. Loose connective tissue
  234. Lower limb muscles
  235. Lumbar muscles
  236. Lumbricals of foot
  237. Lumbricals of hand
  238. Masseter
  239. Medial head of flexor hallucis brevis
  240. Medial head of gastrocnemius
  241. Medial head of the triceps brachii
  242. Medial lumbar intertransversarii
  243. Medial posterior cervical intertransversarii
  244. Medial pterygoid
  245. Medial rectus
  246. Mentalis
  247. Middle ear muscles
  248. Middle layer of the abdominal hypaxial wall
  249. Middle layer of the cervical hypaxial wall
  250. Middle layer of the pelvic-perineal hypaxial wall - female
  251. Middle layer of the pelvic-perineal hypaxial wall - male
  252. Middle layer of the thoracic hypaxial wall
  253. Middle pharyngeal constrictor
  254. Middle scalene
  255. Multifidus cervicis
  256. Multifidus lumborum
  257. Multifidus muscles
  258. Multifidus thoracis
  259. Muscles - developmental approach
  260. Muscles of facial expression
  261. Muscles of the back
  262. Muscles of the head
  263. Muscles of the trunk
  264. Musculus uvulae
  265. Mylohyoid
  266. Nasalis
  267. Oblique arytenoid
  268. Oblique head of adductor hallucis
  269. Oblique head of adductor pollicis
  270. Obliquus auriculae
  271. Obliquus capitis inferior
  272. Obliquus capitis superior
  273. Obturator externus
  274. Obturator internus
  275. Occipital belly
  276. Occipitofrontalis
  277. Omohyoid
  278. Opponens digiti minimi
  279. Opponens pollicis
  280. Orbicularis oculi
  281. Orbicularis oris
  282. Palatoglossus
  283. Palatopharyngeus
  284. Palmar interossei
  285. Palmaris brevis
  286. Palmaris longus
  287. Pars abdominalis
  288. Pars alaris
  289. Pars anteriores
  290. Pars buccopharyngea
  291. Pars ceratopharyngea
  292. Pars chondropharyngea
  293. Pars clavicularis
  294. Pars cricopharyngea
  295. Pars glossopharyngea
  296. Pars iliococcygeus - female
  297. Pars iliococcygeus - male
  298. Pars inferior oblique
  299. Pars labialis
  300. Pars lacrimalis
  301. Pars lateralis
  302. Pars levator prostate
  303. Pars marginalis
  304. Pars medialis
  305. Pars mylopharyngea
  306. Pars obliqua
  307. Pars orbitalis
  308. Pars palpebralis
  309. Pars posteriores
  310. Pars profunda
  311. Pars pterygopharyngea
  312. Pars pubococcygeus - female
  313. Pars pubococcygeus - male
  314. Pars puborectalis - female
  315. Pars puborectalis - male
  316. Pars pubovaginalis
  317. Pars recta
  318. Pars sternocostalis
  319. Pars subcutanea - female
  320. Pars subcutanea - male
  321. Pars superficialis
  322. Pars superior oblique
  323. Pars Thyro-epiglotticus
  324. Pars thyropharyngea
  325. Pars transversus
  326. Pars verticalis
  327. Pectineus
  328. Pectoral girdle muscles
  329. Pectoralis major
  330. Pectoralis minor
  331. Pelvic-perineal muscles - female
  332. Pelvic-perineal muscles of the hypaxial wall - male
  333. Piriformis
  334. Plantar foot muscles
  335. Plantar interossei
  336. Plantaris
  337. Platysma
  338. Popliteus
  339. Posterior antebrachial muscles
  340. Posterior belly of the digastricus
  341. Posterior brachial muscles
  342. Posterior crico-arytenoid
  343. Posterior scalene
  344. Procerus
  345. Pronator quadratus
  346. Pronator teres
  347. Proximal hip muscles
  348. Psoas major
  349. Psoas minor
  350. Pyramidalis
  351. Quadratus femoris
  352. Quadratus lumborum
  353. Quadratus plantae
  354. Quadriceps femoris
  355. Radial group of the post. antebrachium
  356. Radial head of flexor digitorum superficialis
  357. Rectus abdominis
  358. Rectus capitis anterior
  359. Rectus capitis lateralis
  360. Rectus capitis posterior major
  361. Rectus capitis posterior minor
  362. Rectus femoris
  363. Reflected head of rectus femoris
  364. Rhomboideus major
  365. Rhomboideus minor
  366. Right crus
  367. Risorius
  368. Rotator cuff muscles
  369. Rotatores cervicis
  370. Rotatores lumborum
  371. Rotatores muscles
  372. Rotatores thoracis
  373. Salpingopharyngeus
  374. Sartorius
  375. Scalenus minimus
  376. Second branchial arch muscles
  377. Semimembranosus
  378. Semispinalis capitis
  379. Semispinalis cervicis
  380. Semispinalis muscles
  381. Semispinalis thoracis
  382. Semitendinosus
  383. Serratus anterior
  384. Serratus posterior inferior
  385. Serratus posterior superior
  386. Short head of biceps brachii
  387. Shoulder cap muscle
  388. Shoulder joint muscles
  389. Sixth branchial arch muscles
  390. Soleus
  391. Somitic muscles of the head
  392. Sphincter urethrovaginalis
  393. Spinalis capitis
  394. Spinalis cervicis
  395. Spinalis muscle
  396. Spinalis thoracis
  397. Spinotransversales muscles
  398. Splenius capitis
  399. Splenius cervicis
  400. Stapedius
  401. Sternal part
  402. Sternalis
  403. Sternocleidomastoid
  404. Sternohyoid
  405. Sternothyroid
  406. Straight head of rectus femoris
  407. Styloglossus
  408. Stylohyoid
  409. Stylopharyngeus
  410. Subclavius
  411. Subcostal
  412. Suboccipital muscles
  413. Subscapularis
  414. Subvertebral muscles of the abdominal hypaxial wall
  415. Subvertebral muscles of the cervical hypaxial wall
  416. Superficial external anal sphincter - female
  417. Superficial external anal sphincter - male
  418. Superficial group of the ant. antebrachium
  419. Superficial head of flexor pollicis brevis
  420. Superficial muscles of the posterior crus (leg) compartment
  421. Superior belly of omohyoid
  422. Superior gemellus
  423. Superior longitudinal linguae muscle
  424. Superior oblique
  425. Superior pharyngeal constrictor
  426. Superior rectus
  427. Supinator
  428. Supraspinatus
  429. Temporalis
  430. Temporoparietalis
  431. Tensor fasciae latae
  432. Tensor tympani
  433. Tensor veli palatini
  434. Teres major
  435. Teres minor
  436. Thenar muscles
  437. Thigh anterior compartment muscles
  438. Thigh medial compartment muscles
  439. Thigh muscles
  440. Thigh posterior compartment muscles
  441. Third branchial arch muscles
  442. Thoracic epaxial muscles
  443. Thoracic hypaxial muscles
  444. Thoracic intertransversarii
  445. Thyro-arytenoid
  446. Thyrohyoid
  447. Tibialis anterior
  448. Tibialis posterior
  449. Tongue muscles
  450. Tragicus
  451. Transverse arytenoid
  452. Transverse head
  453. Transverse head of adductor pollicis
  454. Transverse linguae muscle
  455. Transversospinales capitis
  456. Transversospinales cervicis
  457. Transversospinales lumborum
  458. Transversospinales muscles
  459. Transversospinales thoracis
  460. Transversus abdominis
  461. Transversus auriculae
  462. Transversus menti
  463. Transversus nuchae
  464. Transversus perinei superficialis - female
  465. Transversus perinei superficialis - male
  466. Transversus thoracis
  467. Trapezius
  468. Triceps brachii
  469. Triceps surae
  470. Ulnar head of extensor carpi ulnaris
  471. Ulnar head of flexor carpi ulnaris
  472. Ulnar head of pronator teres
  473. Upper limb muscles
  474. Vastus intermedius
  475. Vastus lateralis
  476. Vastus medialis
  477. Ventral muscles of the abdominal hypaxial wall
  478. Ventral muscles of the cervical hypaxial wall
  479. Ventral muscles of the thoracic hypaxial wall
  480. Vertical linguae muscle
  481. Vocalis
  482. Zygomaticus major
  483. Zygomaticus minor