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Lecture notes on Connective Tissue
The five types of connective tissue


Functions and properties of connective tissue

Connective tissue provides support and strength, while protecting and insulating.
Metaboilcs also take place in some connective tissue.
Most connective tissue has a high nervous and blood…

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Cells and their roles
Mesenchyme cells These are a type of stem cell and give rise to all other connective tissue
cells, they are essentialy the basis for all connective tissue.
Fibroblast Cells These cells secrete fibres and also produce ground substance.
Macrophages These are responsible for the immunological response.…

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Reticulat fibres are woven into a delicate jell like matrix with reticular cells (young blood cells)
Forms the stroma that binds and supports tissues and organs
Found around the liver, lymph, blood vessils and the spleen.

Has lots of adipocytes that store fat in the cytoplasm, this causes…

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Bones are metabilicaly active, they store calcium and support and protect the body.

Blood is highly specialised and contains the following:

Erythracytes ­ Red blood cells
Leukocytes ­ White blood cells
Thrombocytes ­ Plateletts

Blood also contains:

Red blood cells, White blood cells, Platelets, Monocytes, Neutrophils, eosinophil, basophil, B…


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