The following information identifies a few select features of connective tissue

The following information identifies a few select features of connective tissue

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The following information identifies a few select features of connective tissue. Nerve supply.  Most connective tissues have a nerve supply (as does epithelial tissue).  Blood supply.  There is a wide range of vascularity among connective tissues, although most  are well vascularized (unlike epithelial tissues, which are all avascular).  Structure.  Connective tissue consists of scattered cells immersed in an intercellular material  called the matrix. The matrix consists of fibers and ground substance. The kinds and amounts  of fiber and ground substance determine the character of the matrix, which in turn defines the  kind of connective tissue.  Cell types.  Fundamental cell types, characteristic of each kind of connective tissue, are  responsible for producing the matrix. Immature forms of these cells (whose names end in  blast ) secrete the fibers and ground substance of the matrix. Cells that have matured, or 
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