Connective Tissue

Connective tissue maintains the form of the body and its organs. It provides support and connection between organs. The cells of connective tissue are loosely spaced and embedded in an intercellular matrix. The matrix may be like jelly, fluid, dense or rigid. Blood is a type of connective tissue. It has a fluid matrix called plasma in which Red blood Corpuscles(RBC’s), White blood corpuscles(WBC’s) and platelets are suspended. Blood flows and transports gases, digested food, hormones and waste material to different parts of the body. Bone is another example of connective tissue. It forms the framework that supports the body. It also anchors the muscles and supports the main organs of the body. Bone cells are embedded in a hard matrix that is composed of calcium and phosphorus compounds.

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