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Publisher: Cengage Learning
ISBN: 9781305112100

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Cecie Starr + 1 other
Publisher: Cengage Learning
ISBN: 9781305112100
Chapter 4, Problem 3SQ
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__________, a specialized connective tissue, is mostly plasma with cellular components and various dissolved substances.

  1. a. Irregular connective tissue
  2. b. Blood
  3. c. Cartilage
  4. d. Bone

Summary Introduction

Introduction: The connective tissues are one of the most diverse and abundant types of tissue in the body. They consist of cells and extracellular matrices that function to support, protect, and bind organs. The connective tissue consists of three components, namely fibers, ground substances, and cells.

Explanation of Solution

Reason for the correct answer: 

Option b. is given as “Blood”.

Blood is considered as the connective tissue even if it does not connect or bind the body parts. It is the fluid blood plasma that contains blood cells and other substances. Blood contains proteins as well as a variety of blood cells, and platelets that are dissolved in the blood.

Hence, the correct answer is option b.

Reasons for incorrect answers:

Option a. is given as, “Irregular connective tissue”. It is mainly composed of collagen fibers...

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