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functions of connective tissue

- structural framework
- transport fluids
- protection
- support
- energy storage
- defense

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basic elements

- specialized cells
- matrix

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matrix

extracellular protein fibers
ground substance

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Connective tissue proper

fixed cells
wandering cells
connective tissue fibers
ground substance

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Fixed cells

don't move
- mesenchymal
- fibroblasts
- fibrocytes
- fixed macrophages
- adipocytes
- melanocytes

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Wandering cells

move
- free macrophages
- mast cells
- lymphocytes
- neutrophils & eosinophils

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connective tissue fibers

collagen, reticular, elastic

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collagen

long, straight, flexible fibers; most common and strongest fibers

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reticular

thinner than collagen, resists forces from different directions ("netting")

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elastic

able to stretch and recoil

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ground substance

clear and viscous fluid