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Anatomy Unit Two

Connective Tissue Functions

TermDefinition
Blood (Vascular) Tissue Transports needed substances throughout the body (example: oxygen and nutrients)
Bone (Osseous) Tissue Forms the outer layer of bone; provides shape, support and protection
Adipose Tissue Fat; provides insulation, cushion and energy storage
Hyaline Cartilage Cartilage that has the most fluid matrix; found in nose, trachea and ribs
Dense Regular Fibrous (Tissue Proper) Made of dense, tightly woven fibers that form tendons and ligaments
Loose Areolar (Tissue Proper) Made of loosely woven fibers that packages and binds; attaches to skin
Elastic Cartilage Most flexible, elastic cartilage; retains shape; found in ear
Fibrocartilage Cartilage made of many tightly packed coarse fibers; takes the most pressure; knees, hips and vertebrae
Created by: Mrs. Waters