Chapter 3: Connective Tissue

Ground Substance

The ground substance is an aqueous gel of glycoproteins and proteoglycans that occupies the space between cellular and fiber elements of the connective tissue. It is characterized by a gel-like consistency. The characteristics of the ground substance determine the permeability of the connective tissue layer to solutes and proteins.

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