Connective tissue Connective tissue, as the name implies, forms a continuum with epithelial tissue ,muscle, and nervous tissue to maintain a functionally integrated body. Unlike cells of Epithelial tissue, connective tissue cells are not directly attached to one another. Connective tissue consists of individual cells scattered within an extracellular matrix.
Major Functions of ConnectiveTissueConnection of body tissuesProtection of organsStorage of energyDiffusion of metabolitesDefenceCell growth and differentiationWound healing
cells Fibroblasts (which secrete the fibers and ground substance of the extracellular matrix). Macrophages (which ingest and remove foreign material or damaged cells). Plasma cells(Which derived from B lymphocytes and manufacture antibodies. Adipocytes (which store fat). Mast cells (which trigger inflammation). Mesenchymal cells lymphocytes, Eosinophils, and neutrophils