Soft tissue

Author: Komal Arora, M.D.

Revised: 28 January 2018, last major update July 2012

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Definition / general
Cite this page: Arora, K. Normal. website. Accessed January 17th, 2019.
Definition / general
  • Nonepithelial extraskeletal tissue, excluding supportive tissue of organs and lymphoid / hematopoietic tissue
  • Includes fibrous tissue, adipose tissue, skeletal muscle, smooth muscle, blood vessels, lymphatics and peripheral nervous system
  • Usually mesodermal in origin; peripheral nerves derive from neuroectoderm