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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