Areolar tissue is the most widely distributed connective tissue in the animal body.
Located in the skin, areolar tissue binds the outer layers of the skin to the muscles lying underneath. They are also found in, around the mucous membranes, surrounding nerves, blood vessels and various other body organs.
Its functions are as follows:
- Supports the internal organs
- Assists in tisse-repair of muscles and skin
- Acts as a packaging tissue between organs by filling the space inside the organs