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Functions of Connective Tissue

The primary functions of connective tissues include:
  • Transportation of nutrients and metabolites through direct diffusion between organs and connective tissue proper
  • Immunological defense (fights invading cells via inflammation)
  • Structural support
  • Tissue repair (after injury)
Additional functions found in certain body sites include:
  • Energy storage (fat)
  • Heat generation (brown fat)
  • Hematopoiesis/hemopoiesis (blood formation)