areolar tissue


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Related to areolar tissue: reticular tissue, Areolar connective tissue

areolar tissue

[ə′rē·ə·lər ′tish·ü]
(histology)
A loose network of fibrous tissue and elastic fiber that connects the skin to the underlying structures.
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The authors also named 2 other rarely cited factors necessary for the formation of normal joint spaces: loose areolar tissue that would develop spaces secondary to the movement and relatively smooth gliding surfaces (cartilaginous caps of bone) that would resist penetration by growing fibroblast processes.
It includes not only tendons and ligaments, but also areolar tissue which connects other tissues and organs, adipose tissue which provides insulation, support and a reserve food supply, and cartilage which is found in many places in the body but most notably in articular structures such as vertebral disks.
In this fashion, the main trunk of the RA is mobilized in a pedicle fashion (with concomitant veins, areolar tissue and surrounding adventitia) with no direct contact with the vessel (no-touch technique).
A piece of loose areolar tissue was harvested through a postauricular incision and used to seal the oval window.