areolar tissue


Also found in: Dictionary, Thesaurus, Medical.
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.
References in periodicals archive ?
The edges of the incision are grasped using Allis clamps, and lateral dissection is performed between the vaginal mucosa and enterocele sac until loose areolar tissue is noted.
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.
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).
Pledgets like used in dental surgery are used to clear the loose areolar tissue in the direction of vessels.
The cavitation effect created by the active blade of the HARMONIC WAVE separates the areolar tissue without significant bleeding and makes identification of the ureter easier.
A piece of loose areolar tissue was harvested through a postauricular incision and used to seal the oval window.