What Is Connective Tissue?
Connective tissue is a type of tissue found in the body that provides support, structure, and protection to other tissues and organs. It is made up of a matrix of extracellular fibers, such as collagen and elastin, and specialized cells that help maintain the structure and function of the tissue. Connective tissue is found throughout the body, including in the skin, bones, tendons, ligaments, cartilage, and organs. Its functions include binding and supporting other tissues, protecting and cushioning organs, storing energy, and transporting fluids and nutrients.