Histology Photomicrographs

Human Anatomy and Physiology (BIOL& 241L-242L)
Karen Hart, Peninsula College

Connective tissue proper: Dense regular connective tissue

 

Example: Tendons are composed of dense regular connective tissue.

Slide: Tendon l.s. (longitudinal section) HB 5-1

Microscope at 400X

Dense regular connective tissue contains densely packed collagen fibers that run in the same direction.

The fibroblast nuclei (stained purple) are quite flat. Arrows indicate three fibroblast nuclei.

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