Areolar tissues are one among the six types of connective tissues in the body. It is named so because of the “airy” appearance of the tissues. It is found in spaces between the organs in the human body. It can also be found under the skin, connecting to the muscles beneath.
The main functions of the areolar connective tissues are:
- It holds the organs in place
- Provides water and salts for nearby tissues
- Cells of the body obtain nutrients from the areolar connective tissues
- Cells also excrete their metabolic wastes into it.
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