12 terms

Connective tissue functions and locations

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Cartilage:hyaline
Function: supports and reinforces
Location: forms most of the embryonic skeleton
Cartilage:elastic
Function: maintains the shape of a structure while allowing great flexability
Location: supports external ear
Cartilage:fibrocartilage
Function: tensile strength with the ability to absorb compressive shock
Location: inververtebral discs
Connective tissue proper: dense regular
Function: attaches muscles to bones or to muscles
Location: tendons
Connective tissue proper: dense irregular
Function: provides structural strength
Location: dermis of skin
Connective tissue proper: recticular
Function: fibers form a soft internal skeleton that supports other cell types
Location: lymphoid organs
Connective tissue proper: elastic
Function: allows reocil of tissue following stretching
Location: walls of large arteries
Connective tissue proper: adipose
Function: provides reserve fuel
Location: under skin
Connective tissue proper: areolar
Function: wraps and cushions organs
Location: packages organs
Blood
Function: transport of respiratory gases, nutrients, wastes, and other substances
Location: contained within blood vessels
Bones
Function: bone supports and protects
Location: bones
Embryonic connective tissue: Mesenchyme
Function: gives rise to all other connective tissue types
Location: embryo
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