Connective Tissue

Objectives

When you have completed this section, you should be able to

  • describe the properties that most connective tissues have in common;
  • discuss the types of cells found in connective tissue;
  • explain what the matrix of a connective tissue is and describe its components;
  • name 10 types of connective tissue, describe their cellular components and matrix, and explain what distinguishes them from each other; and
  • visually recognize each connective tissue type from specimens or photographs.

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