Connective Tissue

Connective tissue is fibrous and consists of cells held in an extracellular matrix that they produce. It can be found throughout the body, and makes up a great portion of the skeletal system.  Connective tissue is useful (for lack of a better word) for the protection of organs, energy storage, structural framework, and here comes a shocker, connection of tissues in the body. It makes up many physical structures including tendons, ligaments around joints, cartilage, bone, and much more. In this picture, it shows my ear which is made up of cartilage. Cartilage is a flexible connective tissue that can also be found throughout the body (ribs, part of the face, bronchial tubes).

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