What are the differences between loose and dense connective tissues?
Large proportion of ground substance and cells can be found in loose connective tissue, whereas these substances are found in small quantities in dense connective tissue.
• Few loosely arraigned fibers can be found in loose connective tissue, whereas fibers are arranged densely and abundantly in dense connective tissue.
• Loose connective tissue has more vessels than that of dense connective tissue.
• The loose connective tissue can be found beneath the epithelial tissue that lines the internal body surfaces, glands, and around small vessels.
• Dense connective tissue is found on the outside of many organs, in the dermis of the skin and submucosa, within various organs as dense irregular connective, and in tendons, ligaments, and aponeuroses as dense regular connective tissue.