cells, fibers, and extracellular matrix, all embedded in the body fluids
Functions of connective tissue
storage of energy, protection of organs, providing structural framework for the body, and connection of body tissues.
are dendritic cells (antigen-presenting immune cells) of the skin and mucosa, and contain large organelles called Birbeck granules. They are present in all layers of the epidermis, but are most prominent in the stratum spinosum.
Steps in repairing a fracture
Reactive phase: formation of fracture hematoma; Reparative phase: fibrocartilaginous callus formation; Reparative phase: bony callus formation; bone remolding phase