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Connective tissue

List the structural and functional characteristics of that tissue;

Name, classify and describe the various "subtypes" of that tissue;

Give an example of where you might find this tissue in the human body and what its functional role is there; and

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connective tissue
list the structural and functional characteristics of that tissue;
name, classify and describe the various "subtypes" of that tissue;
give an example of where you might find this tissue in the human body and what its functional role is there; and

Connective Tissue

Connective tissue contains epithelial tissue and nerve tissues as well as muscle tissues. The blood and nerves are also made of connective tissues. Connective tissues provide mechanical support and immune response. Connective tissue consists of individual cells scattered within extracellular matrix. Connective tissue cells are separated from one another by extracellular matrix unlike other cells. The most common connective tissue cells are the fibroblasts that secrete collagen; adipocytes that store fat; and macrophages that participate in inflammation. Connective tissue contains cells embedded in an extracellular matrix, and the matrix consists of fibers and ground substance.

Composed of four basic tissue types:
Ordinary/ special
Loose/Dense
Regular/Irregular
Others- fibrous, elastic, adipose, lymphoid, areolar, blood, bone and cartilage

Ordinary connective tissue contains all of the basic components of connective tissue in reasonable proportion, including cells, extracellular fibers, and extracellular ground substance.

Special connective tissue are highly differentiated and localized forms of "special" connective tissue that share many common features ( structural components, cell lineages) with connectie tissue proper. Special forms ...

Solution Summary

Connective tissues formed the skeleton form which epithelial tissue rest and within which nerve tissue and muscle tissue are embedded. Connective tissue provide mechanical support for other tissue, communication for other tissues, and transport among other tissues. Most importantly, connective tissue have roles in immunological response by triggering lymphocytes and macrophages.

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