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a fibrous scleroprotein in bone and cartilage and tendon and other connective tissue

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Then, guided by the images, the physician focuses the ultrasound energy to target the collagen fibers and support structure that act as the skin's foundation.
To flick the tongue at lightning speed, the collagen fibers need to build up potential energy.
2+] at the site of platelet aggregation on collagen fibers and may explain the resulting deposition of [Ca.
Bones are living tissue containing a matrix of predominantly type I collagen fibers and the cells which produce and remodel them.
The old saw "no pain, no gain" might apply to contractures caused by trauma or surgery because they form thick collagen fibers (or scar tissue) that must be broken through to achieve increased range of motion of that joint.
Chemical bonds called cross-links tie collagen fibers to each other, significantly increasing collagen strength and eventually bone strength.
Scurvy occurs when there is also a profound deficiency of vitamin C, which weakens the collagen fibers surrounding the blood vessels.
Then we measured the temperature dependence of complex modulus (E*) of the leather consisting of collagen fibers compared with the rubber compound of standard formulation for the first property of leather.
It also provides lipoic acid and taurine that help in rebuilding damaged collagen fibers.
Dietary intake of sugar and refined carbohydrates can accelerate the signs of aging, as it promotes cross-linking of collagen fibers.
Skin elasticity is influenced by collagen fibers and elastin fibers in the dermis.
Subsequently, 5-[micro]m-thick sections from the mid-sagittal plane of the PPT complex were stained with Safranin O to examine the BTJ proteoglycan profile and with hematoxylin & eosin (H&E) to examine the general morphology; the latter analysis included an assessment of the tendon collagen fibers under a polarized microscope (Nikon Eclipse 50i, Nikon Inc.
The collagen fibers are surrounded by a tendon sheath made up of the extracellular matrix (ECM).