Microscopic anatomy of connective tissue
Connective tissue fills the space between tissues and organs of the body. It supports and binds other tissues. Connective tissue consists of cells separated abundant extracellular substances. Connective tissue cells sparse distributed in the extracellular matrix.
- Fibroblasts ("fiber builders")cells that form extracellular matrix (fibres and main substance) and allocate it in the intercellular spaces
- Macrophages and neutrophils-phagocytes ("cell " consumers"), devouring dying cells and microorganisms that enter the body
- Lymphocytes are cells that play an important role in the immune response
Extracellular matrix-rich gel-like substance that contains network durable fibres-the main component of connective tissue. The network of fiber-matrix, not cells, gives connective tissue strength to withstand the mechanical strength.
All dental tissues of the tooth-cement, dentin, alveolar bone, and flesh-specialized forms of connective tissue, with the exception of enamel. Enamel is a epithelial tissue...