connective1 - Connective Tissues Part 1 Embryonic...

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Unformatted text preview: Connective Tissues Part 1 Embryonic Connective Tissue Connective Tissues Proper Connective Tissue basic role: to bind, support & protect body structures I. General Characteristics -most abundant tissue in body -vascular -not exposed to a free surface-has more matrix than cells II. Classification based on three components: 1. Specialized Cells-all connective tissues contain these three cell types: fibroblasts (make fibers) mast cells (defense) macrophage cells (big eaters/defense) -other cell types that may be present are: adipocyte, erythrocyte, leukocyte, osteocyte, chondrocyte, mesenchymal cells. Connective Tissue 1. Fibers  made up of protein  fxn: give tissue strength, flexibility & resistance to wear & tear -3 types: 1. collagen: thickest 2. reticular: super thin, stain very dark2....
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