kind of Biologicalacharacterized of theComposed by tissue that cells andabundancespecialized supports, of connects,extracellularextracellular or proteincomponents. different separatesfibers called matrix. types of tissues and organs of the body.
•Loose connective tissue is the mostcommon type of connective tissuein vertebrates. Functions: It holds organs in place and attaches epithelial tissue to other underlying tissues. It also surrounds the blood vessels and nerves.
Areolar Connective tissue-tissue that consists of a meshwork ofcollagen, elastic tissue, and reticular fibres- with many connective tissue cells inbetween the meshwork of fibres. Collagen fiber Elastic fibers Fibroblasts
Areolar Connective tissueFunctions: •Support •Strength, and •Elasticity.Location: •Areolar tissue is found in many locations around the body. •One important area is the skin
Adipose Connective tissue -a loose fibrous connective tissue packed with many cells (called "adipocytes") that are specialized for storage "fats". fat-filled vacuole
Adipose Connective tissueLocation: Functions: •Adipose tissue acts asaan insulating •Adipose tissue forms thick layer,under the skin, around layer •It also has a protective function, the kidneys and in the buttocks and support around some of the major organs. •A means of energy storage.
Dense Connective tissue- also called dense fibrous tissue,has fibers as its main matrixelement.
Dense regular Connective tissue -Provides connection between different tissues. The collagen fibers in dense regular connective tissue are bundled in a parallel fashion .Includes: -tendons tough band of fibrous connective tissue th usually connects muscle to bone and is capable of withstanding tension -Ligaments the fibrous tissue that connects bones to other bones