What is Connective Tissue?

January 8, 2018

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.

 

 

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