|MadSci Network: Anatomy|
Hey Ashlea, It is known as DENSE IRREGULAR connective tissue when the collagen fibres are arranged in bundles without a definite orientation. The collagen fibres form a 3 dimentional network in dense irregular tissue and provide resistance to stress from all directions. This type of tissue is encountered in such areas as THE DERMIS (skin). The collagen bundles of DENSE REGULAR connective tissue are arranged according to a definite pattern. The collagen fibres of this tissue are alligned with the linear orientation of fibroblasts (skin cells) in response to stresses exerted in the same direction; they consequently offer great resistance to traction forces. Tendons are the most common example of dense regular connective tissue. Hope that will clear things up for you Ashlea. Thanking You Dr. Shoaib
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