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Fascia, Ligaments, and More

Connective tissue has different names depending on its location and function. Ligaments are the fibrous connective tissues that connect bone to bone. Tendons connect muscle to bone. The delicate membranes that envelop your brain and spinal chord are connective tissues called meninges. Bone is a highly mineralized form of connective tissue. The tubing around nerves and blood vessels is made of connective tissue, as are the sheaths around your organs and muscles. This latter type of connective tissue is known as fascia. (Location 992)
  • Ligaments = bone to bone
  • Tendons = muscle to bone
  • Bone = mineralized connective tissue
  • Fascia = around muscles/organs