Specialized Connective Tissue
This type of tissue includes various kinds of cartilage, bone, blood-forming tissue and blood.
A hardened type of connective tissue characterized by an ECM of various types of protein fibers and a ground substance of chondroitin sulfate.
This type of bone core is composed of interlacing spicules that have not completely united.
A type of wandering cell within the ECM of connective tissue which carries on the process of phagocytosis thus ensuring healthy tissue repair and growth.
The softest type of all connective tissues; composed of the formed elements suspended in plasma.
The matrix of both hyaline and elastic cartilage is dominated by this thick ground substance.
This type of bone tissue is characterized by an ECM composed of collagen fibers and mineral salts arranged in concentric layers.
The hardest type of connective tissue whose ECM is composed of collagen fibers and various types of mineral salts.
In bone, the osteocytes and layers of ECM and arranged in circular patterns to form a cylindrical unit known as _____.
Initiates the production of all blood cells is a function of this type of specialized connective tissue.
Covering of connective tissue that wraps around and provides nourishment to cartilage tissue.
The matrix of spongy bone is composed of mineral salts and collagen that form these thin interlocking plates.
Red and white blood cells along with platelets are collectively referred to as ______.
These cells produce and secrete the different proteins found within the ECM of connective tissue.
These very thin protein fibers are designed to resist physical stress by forming delicately supporting networks in organs such as the spleen.
Located throughout the lymph nodes of the body, the tonsils, and the spleen; this tissue is the maturation site of white blood cells.
A mixture of sugar and protein molecules along with interstitial fluid that makes up the ECM of all connective tissues.