30 Connective Tissue Most abundant and widely spread Found in all parts of the body as a discrete structure or as a body organ
31 Connective Tissue Functions: Protect – bones and adipose (insulate / pad)Support - bonesBind together – ligaments and tendons
32 Connective Tissue Characteristics 1. well vascularized (few exceptions – cartilage / ligament / tendons)2. composed of different types of cells3. contains a matrix(non living material between cells)
33 Connective Tissue Matrix: 1.Produced by the cells then extruded 2. Responsible for strength associated with the tissue3. Consistency may range from liquid to semisolid to gel like to hard
34 Connective Tissue Hemopoietic and adipose –mostly cells Matrix4. RangeHemopoietic and adipose –mostly cellsDense – bone and cartilage – mostly matrix
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