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underlies almost all epithelia and surrounds capillaries
-Ground Substance and Collagen
-reticular fibers and elastic fibers in the matrix
(surround fibroblast cells and adipose cells)
-white fat abundant in hypodermis
-brown fat occurs in babies generating heat and heating blood
-Support and bind other tissues with its fibers
- Hold tissues fluid in its jelly like grounds substance
-Fight infection w/ its (+) blood-derived defense cells
----macrophages, plasma, neutrophils
-Store Nutrients in fat
all collagen fibers in matrix run in same direction
-separated by row of *fibroblasts, parallel to direction/ pull
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