Histology Lab Essay

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Lab RepoRt assistant

This document is not meant to be a substitute for a formal laboratory report. The Lab Report Assistant is simply a summary of the experiment’s questions, diagrams if needed, and data tables that should be addressed in a formal lab report. The intent is to facilitate students’ writing of lab reports by providing this information in an editable file which can be sent to an instructor.


What is the purpose of this exercise?
The purpose of this exercise is to use the microscope to get an in depth look at different cell structures and to learn how the shape and
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What is the primary function of connective tissue?

The connective tissue’s primary function is to join bodily structures like bones and muscles to each other or to hold tissues in their correct places in the body.

B. What can the shape of the cells in a particular type of tissue tell about the function of that tissue?

The shape of the cells in a particular tissue can tell us the function of that particular tissue based on how it can move or communicate with other parts of the body. For example, a neuron can carry electrical messages from the brain to other parts of the body because these cells are long and thin, making them mobile.

C. What is matrix? Why do some tissues have more matrix than others?
The matrix is the extracellular fibers and ground substance of a connective tissue. Some tissues have more matrix because the cells and fibers are not as tightly packed.

D. What do collagen fibers provide?

Collagen is strong and flexible and resists force in one direction. It is stronger than steel when

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