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Histology topic connective tissue

GENERAL PROPERTIES OF CONNECTIVE TISSUE

Large amounts of extra cellular matrix; ECM predominates; Relatively few cells

CONNECTIVE TISSUE SERVES SUPPORTIVE FUNCTION

Scaffolding supporting other body tissues; Underly epithelia; CT capsule frequently surrounds large glands; CT septa separate te lobules of glands; CT covering ensheaths muscle; Meninges are CT which support brain and spinal cord.

CONNECTIVE TISSUE SERVES FUNCTIONS OTHER THAN MECHANICAL SUPPORT

Large number of cells involved in immune respose (lymphocytes, macrophages, neutrophils, eosinophils) are present in CT, so much defense against infection occurs in CT. Storage function: storage of lipids in adipocytes; reservoir for other nutrients (bone stores calcium).

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