Functions: Protection, Absorption, Filtration, Secretion.
Characteristics: Avascular, rests on basement membrane, regenerates easily
Functions: Binds body tissues together, Supports the body, Provides protection
Characteristics: Variations in blood supply (vascular vs. avascular), cells surrounded by non-living material know as Extracellular Matrx.
Fiber types: Collagen (white) fibers, Elastic (yellow) fibers, Reticular fibers
Used to protect and support the body
Composed of: Abundant collagen fibers, Rubbery matrix
Locations: Larynx, Entire fetal skeleton prior to birth
Tendons—attach skeletal muscle to bone Ligaments—attach bone to bone at joints Dermis—lower layers of the skin
Soft, pliable tissue like “cobwebs”
Functions as a packing tissue
Contains all fiber types
Can soak up excess fluid (causes edema)
Forms stroma (internal supporting network) of lymphoid organs such as Lymph nodes, the Spleen, and Bone Marrow.
Fibrosis: Repair by dense (fibrous) connective tissue (scar tissue).
Determination of method: Type of tissue damaged, Severity of the injury
2. Formation of granulation tissue
3. Regeneration of surface epithelium
Material is carried in a membranous vesicle
Vesicle migrates to plasma membrane
Vesicle combines with plasma membrane
Material is emptied to the outside