Soft tissue

Topic Completed: 1 July 2012

Revised: 19 March 2019

Copyright: 2002-2018,, Inc.

PubMed Search: Soft tissue [title] normal

Komal Arora, M.D.
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Definition / general
Cite this page: Arora K. Normal. website. Accessed April 9th, 2020.
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
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