Connective Tissues

Starting with connective tissue, connective tissue is lightly populated by cells and contains a wide-ranging extracellular matrix consisting of protein fibers, glycoproteins, and proteoglycans. The function of the connective tissue is to provide protection, support, connection, transportation, storage, and the skeleton as a mechanical support for the body. Examples of the connective tissues are blood, fat, tendons, bone, and cartridges. Some characteristics of the connective tissue are the cells are scattered and have a variety of types or shapes. There is a large extracellular matrix which is composed of fibers and ground substances. The connective tissue can be divided up into three different categories- fluid, proper, and supportive. Dense connective tissues contains many fibers packed into interstitial space. There is either regular or irregular connective tissues. Regular is where the fibers run parallel to each other while irregular or “not regular” is where the fibers run random and not in any order. Please let me know what you know about the connective tissues 😊

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