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09-AP-connective-HO - Connective Tissue Human Anatomy &...

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Connective Tissue Connective Tissue Common Characteristics - extensive intercellular matrix - derived from mesenchyme - (type of embryonic tissue) Connective Tissue Proper Locations in the body - virtually all other tissues are embedded in it - underlies all epithelium - surrounds all muscles - lies within muscles - connects individual muscle fibers together - surrounds all blood vessels - surrounds all nerves that lie outside of the CNS - surrounds and penetrates all glands 1 2 3
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Connective Tissue Proper Locations in the body - virtually all other tissues are embedded in it - underlies all epithelium - surrounds all muscles - lies within muscles - connects individual muscle fibers together - surrounds all blood vessels - surrounds all nerves that lie outside of the CNS - surrounds and penetrates all glands Functions - support - convey body fluids - defense Loose Connective Tissue Proper
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This note was uploaded on 05/12/2008 for the course BIO 259 taught by Professor Waber during the Spring '08 term at West Chester.

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