BIO 201 Fall 07 Lab 3 - C

BIO 201 Fall 07 Lab 3 - C - Connective Tissue The Four...

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Connective Tissue The Four Functions of Connective Tissue Binding and Support Protection Insulation Transportation
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Connective Tissue Widely spaced cells separated by fibers and ground  substance Most abundant, widely distributed, and variable tissue type Serves to connect organs to each other and serves in other  ways to support, bind, and protect organs Stores energy and produces heat Movement and transport of materials Distinguishing characteristics Rich supply of blood vessels (with a few exceptions) Composed of many types of cells Great deal of noncellular, nonliving material between the  cells of connective tissue (extracellular matrix) Common Origin-Mesenchyme
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Connective Tissue Structure Two main components Cells Extracellular matrix
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Structure of Connective Tissue Extracellular matrix: nonliving material between cells Ground substance: part of the extracellular matrix that 
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This note was uploaded on 05/01/2008 for the course BIO 201 taught by Professor Oberstein during the Spring '08 term at ASU.

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BIO 201 Fall 07 Lab 3 - C - Connective Tissue The Four...

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