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Give the location and functions of the following tissues : (a) Cartilage (b) Areolar tissue (c) Adipose tissue

Asked by Salim(student) , on 4/8/14


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CARTILAGE

Cartilage is a type of connective tissue in the body. It is made of cells called chondrocytes embedded in a matrix, strengthened with fibers of collagen and sometimes elastin , depending on the type of cartilage. There are three different types: hyaline cartilage, elastic cartilage, and fibrocartilage. Cartilage serves to provide structure and support to the body 's other tissues without being as hard or rigid as bone. It can also provide a cushioning effect in joints.

AREOLAR TISSUE

Loose connective tissue is very very very loose. It is a category of connective tissue which includes areolar tissue, reticular tissue , and adipose tissue . Loose connective tissue is the most common type of connective tissue in vertebrates. It holds organs in place and attaches epithelial tissue to other underlying tissues. It also surrounds the blood vessels and nerves .

ADIPOSE TISSUE

adipose tissue or body fat or fat depot or just fat is loose connective tissue composed of adipocytes . It is technically composed of roughly only 80% fat; fat in its solitary state exists in the liver and muscles. Adipose tissue is derived from lipoblasts . Its main role is to store energy in the form of lipids

Posted by Pratibha(student)on 21/9/11

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Cartilage smoothens bone sufaces at joints nd is also present in the nose, ear, trachea and larynx.

Areolar connective tissue is found between the skin and muscles, around blood vessels and nerves and in the bone marrow. It fills the space inside the organs, supports internal organs and helps in repair of tissues.

Adipose tissue is found below the skin and between internal organs and are filled with fat globules. Its main function is storage of fats. 

Posted by Sivaneshwar.p(student)on 20/9/12

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But what is the location of these tissues

Posted by Akash Aggarwal(student)on 15/9/13

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