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1. Connective tissue is made of which three essential components?
 
 
 
 

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2. Under the microscope, a tissue specimen shows cells located in spaces scattered in a transparent background. This is probably ________.
 
 
 
 

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3. Which connective tissue specializes in storage of fat?
 
 
 
 

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4. Ligaments connect bones together and withstand a lot of stress. What type of connective tissue should you expect ligaments to contain?
 
 
 
 

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5. In adults, new connective tissue cells originate from the ________
 
 
 
 

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6. In bone, the main cells are ________.
 
 
 
 

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7. Critical Thinking: One of the main functions of connective tissue is to integrate organs and organ systems in the body. Discuss how blood fulfills this role.

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8. Critical Thinking: Why does an injury to cartilage, especially hyaline cartilage, heal much more slowly than a bone fracture?

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