. Which is the fluid connective tissue Mention its functions
Blood is the fluid connective tissue, which has plasma as the fluid matrix in which RBCs (red blood cells), WBCs (white blood cells) and platelet cells are suspended.
Lymph is also considered as the fluid connective tissue, and is formed as a result of blood that gets filtered from the pores of the capillaries. Thus, it lacks RBCs and platelet cells.
Function of Blood
The main function of blood is to transport nutrients, gasses, hormones, and metabolic wastes from one part of the body to the other.
The WBCs of the blood play a role in body defense, they fight with the microbes or pathogens that enter our body.
Platelet cells help in blood clotting.
Blood also helps to regulate body temperature.
Function of Lymph
It functions as a middle man between blood and tissues and it traps any foreign substance (invaders) that enter our body, absorbs digested fats and maintains blood volume.
Blood and lymph are called the fluid connective tissue as the matrix is liquid and they connect different parts of our body.
Blood helps to transport useful substances like nutrients, gasses, hormones and waste material, helps in body defense mechanism, clotting of blood, while lymph trap invaders that enter our body, and absorb digested fat.