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Ligaments, tendons, and fasciae are all kinds of connective tissue?

Is this statement true: Ligaments, tendons, and fasciae are all kinds of connective tissue?
If it is not true please explain. Thanks!

It's true. Ligaments connect bones to bones, tendons connect muscles to bones and fascia is a sheet or band of fibrous connective tissue separating or binding together muscles and organs etc  (+ info)

What does it mean when blood work shows you have connective tissue?

I know one possibility is lupus, is there others?

I am guessing from your question that you had a blood test and the doc found antibodies that are present when a person has connective tissue disease. Connective tissue diseases include systemic lupus erythematosus, rheumatoid arthritis, scleroderma, polymyositis, and dermatomyositis.  (+ info)

Is tissue grafting the only lasting way to cure receding gums due to gum disease?

. . . where tissue (skin) from the roof of the mouth (which grows back quickly) is implanted on the edge of the tooth where the gum has receded; or can a synthetic filler be used to get the same effect?

If your gums have receded, they will not grow back to their original level. Grafting is your best bet. Or you may just want to leave the recession alone unless it affects your appearance badly.  (+ info)

What are the usual factors in creating connective tissue structure?

A) diet and exercise
B) height and weight
C) Hardness and direction of fiber
Or none of these

None of these.  (+ info)

What is an Inflammation of connective tissue and muscle tissue?

The answer is 13 letters. THANK YOU!


This is a combination of the inflammation of muscle tissue (myositis) and inflammation of connective tissues (fibrositis)  (+ info)

What is the tough fibrous connective tissue covering of a bone?

I need your help. Mucho thanks. :)


Hope this helped..!  (+ info)

Medical: Is there a certain disease having to do with scar tissue growth abnormality?

Whenever a friend of mine scrapes his knee or ends up with some sort of wound, it takes almost months for scar tissue to develop. I know that's not normal, so I was wondering if anyone knew what that was called, so I could look it up more.
Thankss. :]

It's not a disease, it's called keloid, and you can find info here:

http://www.medicinenet.com/keloid/article.htm  (+ info)

What are the effects of immobilization on connective tissue?

If the tissue was immobilized to help a fracture heal must likely you are going to need to do some physical therapy to give elasticity back to the tissue, and recover strength, if it was immobilized for other reason then would be better to ask a physician about consequences  (+ info)

What kind of specialist treats connective tissue disorders?

Specifically, problems with tendons and ligaments.

Rheumatologist is one who treats mixed connective tissue disease, as well as can give official diagnosis, of Lupus, APS, Fibromyalgia, arthritis, bursitis and many more  (+ info)



A. inguinal ligament
B. sternalis
C. Linea alba
D. diaphrgm

c.   (+ info)

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