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secrete thier products by exocytosis as they are produced
they accumulate thier products within or until they rupture
Where is the ground tissue found in the body?
What are the 4 classes and subclasses of connective tissue?
- 1.) Connective tissue proper (which includes fat and fibrous tissue found in ligamnets)
- 2.) Cartilage
- 3.) Bone tissue
- 4.) Blood
What are the 4 main functions of connective tissue?
- 1.) Binding and support
- 2.) Protection
- 3.) Insulation, and as blood
- 4.) Transportation of substandces within the body
What are the 3 main elements of connective tissue?
- Ground substance
is the unstructured material that fills the space between the cells and contains the fibers
What are the 3 fibers found in connective tissue matrix?
- Reticular fibers
are constructed primarily of the fibrous protien collegen
are the long thin fibers that form branching networks in the extracellular martix