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Peter J. Russell + 2 others
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4th Edition
Peter J. Russell + 2 others
ISBN: 9781305389892
Textbook Problem

Adipose tissue:

a. provides elasticity under the epithelium.

b. gives strength to tendons.

c. insulates and is an energy reserve.

d. provides movement, support, and protection.

e. supports the nose and airways.

Summary Introduction

Introduction:

Connective tissues are derived from the mesoderm and their major function is to provide structural support, transmission of mechanical and other forces, and can also act as filters. Adipose tissue is a connective tissue composed of adipose cells called as the adipocytes.

Explanation

Explanation for the correct answer:

Option (c) states that adipose tissue insulates and is an energy reserve. Adipose tissue is a kind of connective tissue that is composed of large and clustered cells called adipocytes. These adipocytes can store fat, which is one of the forms in which energy can be generated by our body. Even excess of carbohydrates formed in the body is converted into fats and is stored into adipocytes. Also, these adipose tissues provides an insulating layer under the skin. Hence, option (c) is correct.

Explanation for incorrect answer:

Option (a) states that adipose tissue provides elasticity under the epithelium. It is incorrect because is it not the adipose tissue but elastin is the protein, which provides elasticity under the epithelium...

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