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Connective Tissue CT

CONNECTIVE TISSUE (CT) Most diverse, abundant, widely distributed and structurally varied of all 4 tissue types- Function is to “connect” one structure to another structure- CT is the “glue” and “filler” of the body
EXAMPLES OF CT Tendons, ligaments, body fat, bones, cartilage, and blood
STRUCTURAL COMPONENTS OF CT 1) Cells: different cells for different type of CT…..bone cells, cartilage cells, fat cells2) Protein fibers: elastic fibers, collagen, reticular fibers3) Ground substance: a mixture of proteins and carbohydrates with variable amounts of salts and H2O
FUNCTIONS OF CT - Physical protection- Support & structural framework- Binding of structures- Storage- Transport- Immune protection
Created by: Tlmk