Purpose: What is the purpose of this exercise? The purpose of this exercise is to become more familiar with microscope and slides through observations of tissues. By looking at so many slides I am now much more comfortable at identifying some basic structures. The tissue slides were very important to my understanding of the tissue's function. By looking at the dense regular tendon I can see how supportive it is because of all of the fibers present. It connected what I had read and studied to an actual picture and that helps with memorization and understanding.
Are there any safety concerns associated with this exercise? If so, list what they are and what precautions should be taken. There are no safety concerns with …show more content…
C. What is matrix? Why do some tissues have more matrix than others? The matrix is a mixture of non-living material that surrounds the cell. The matrix is filled with fluid and fiber. The more material/fiber in the matrix, the less extracellular space, and the firmer the tissue. Some tissues need a matrix with lots of fibers because their function is support or protection. D. What do collagen fibers provide? Collagen fibers provide structural support and can be found in skin, bone, connective tissue and cartilage. They are very strong fibers that are flexible but do not stretch. The fibers can provide support like how cartilage supports the ear and nose. They can bind skin to