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Collagen is a connective tissue compound, and the most abundant protein in mammals.
With plantar fasciitis, tight calves can pull up on the fascia (connective tissue) on the bottom of your feet.
Previously, scientists thought the layer was simply dense connective tissue.
But research doesn’t support this notion: A 2013 French study even suggests that wearing a bra actually encourages sagging by weakening supportive connective tissue in breasts.
The president's plan does little to improve America's connective tissue.
But since connective tissue is found all over the body, the condition can lead to many different symptoms, and not every sufferer will develop every one.
The effect is often jarring as disordered fragments from past and present are set against one another without signposts or connective tissue.
Cellulite appears when fat below the skin begins to press against the connective tissue around it.
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Definition of connective tissue for English Language Learners
medical : the parts of the body (such as ligaments, tendons, and cartilage) that support and hold together the other parts of the body (such as muscles, organs, and bones)
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