connective tissues


connective tissues
Tissues with cells that are irregularly distributed through a relatively large amount of intercellular material.

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  • Connective tissue disease — Classification and external resources MeSH D003240 A connective tissue disease is any disease that has the connective tissues of the body as a target of pathology. Connective tissue is any type of biological tissue with an extensive extracellular …   Wikipedia

  • Connective tissue — is a fibrous tissue.[1] It is one of the four traditional classes of tissues (the others being epithelial, muscle, and nervous tissue). Connective Tissue (CT) is found throughout the body.In fact the whole framework of the skeleton and the… …   Wikipedia

  • connective tissue — Anat. a tissue, usually of mesoblastic origin, that connects, supports, or surrounds other tissues, organs, etc. [1880 85] * * * Tissue in the body that maintains the form of the body and its organs and provides cohesion and internal support,… …   Universalium

  • connective tissue disease — Introduction       any of the diseases that affect human connective tissue. Diseases of the connective tissue can be divided into (1) a group of relatively uncommon genetic disorders (genetic disease, human) that affect the primary structure of… …   Universalium

  • Connective tissue in the peripheral nervous system — A peripheral nerve contains two types of tissue:(1) nerve fibers, and (2) connective tissue. Dendrites and axons with schwann cells and myelin sheath are surrounded by connective tissue. A nerve fiber in the peripheral nervous system consists of… …   Wikipedia

  • connective tissue diseases — A group of diseases including rheumatoid arthritis, systemic lupus erythematosus, rheumatic fever, scleroderma and others, that are sometimes referred to as rheumatic diseases. They probably do not affect solely connective tissues but the… …   Dictionary of molecular biology

  • Connective tissue neoplasm — Classification and external resources MeSH D009372 A connective tissue neoplasm|connective tissue tumor is a neoplasm arising from the tissues of the connective tissue. (Not all tumors in the connective tissue are of the connective tissue …   Wikipedia

  • Connective tissue proper — Latin textus connectivus proprius Code TH H2.00.03.1.00001 Connective tissue proper is a subset of connective tissue.[1] References …   Wikipedia

  • connective tissue — ► NOUN ▪ bodily tissue that connects, supports, binds, or separates other tissues or organs, typically consisting of relatively few cells embedded in fibrous material or fat …   English terms dictionary

  • connective tissue — n. tissue found throughout the body, serving to bind together and support other tissues and organs: it includes various kinds of fibrous tissue, fat, bone, and cartilage …   English World dictionary


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