Tissues Tissues are collections of specialized cells and cell products that perform a limited number of functions. Histology is the study of tissues. There are only four primary tissue types: For now we will only concentrate on epithelial and connective tissues.
Color[ edit ] Comparison of the difference between color and size of the areolae The areolae can range from pink to red to dark brown or nearly black, but generally tend to be paler among people with lighter skin tones and darker among people with darker skin tones.
A reason for the differing color may be to make the nipple area more visible to the infant. Size and shape[ edit ] Large areolae on a woman. Adult women have areolae of an average of Human areolae are mostly circular in shape, but many women and some men have areolae that are noticeably elliptical.
The average diameter of male areolae is around Sexually mature women have an average of A function of the specialized dermis of the areola is to protect the regular breast skin from wear, crackingand irritation. Infants sometimes create trauma to the nipple and areolae by latching-on of the infant.
The size of the areola implies a need to protect a larger area than the nipple due to many factors which are not fully known. Rated according to the Tanner scale of physical development, in stage four, the areolae are raised.Areola Reduction A large areola can be inherited or may be a result of stretching of the tissue from weight gain, breast implants, or pregnancy and breast feeding.
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Usually, the areola is reduced in conjunction with a breast lift or breast reduction, however if the breast tissue and nipple are in good position, and the areola itself is large.
the tissue contains a multidirectional weave of a variety of connective tissue fibers, the tissue contains connective tissue cells, as indicated by the presence of the stained nuclei. Characteristically, the ground substance is the dominant component of the extracellular matrix of LCT.
Areolar connective tissue is one of six forms of connective tissue within the body and is named after the airy appearance of the tissue.
It is found surrounding blood vessels, nerve bundles. The scar tissue that forms underneath the nipple/ areola complex can cause the nipple to be pulled inwards.
This usually occurs due to the influence of gravity on the healed glandular tissue.
Nipple retraction is however, surgically correctable. 2). Dense Connective Tissues i). Regular Dense Connective Tissue. Collagen runs parallel to the direction of pull.
Loose connective tissue is a category of connective tissue which includes areolar tissue, reticular tissue, and adipose tissue. Loose connective tissue is the most common type of connective tissue in vertebrates.
It holds organs in place and attaches epithelial tissue to other underlying tissues.