What is Connective Tissue?
For those of you in my Melt class - here is some info on Connective Tissue:
The CT is a matrix-like system that gives our muscles, bones, nerves and other structures the support and connection they need to maintain our upright posture and pain-free movement. On an architectural level, our CT system is the stability system of the body. It actively:
Holds us together
Supports the body structure and give us our shape
The CT maintains the connection between all systems
The Connective Tissue connects, supports, binds, or separates other tissues or organs - an amorphous matrix, often with collagen or other fibers.
There are many types of connective tissue in the body. There is loose CT, and a denser CT. The looser CT tissue would be found holding organs in place and the denser CT is found in tendons and ligaments.
Then there are specialized CT that includes: Adipose tissue that store fat, cartilage, bone (a mineralized tissue), blood & lymph. The lymph contains immune system cells that protect the body against pathogens and is also considered to be a type of CT.