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:
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.