The stroma is the backbone of the bodies, formed by connective tissue that encloses the nerves, blood and lymph vessels. Together with parenchyma (see) stroma performs the functions of the bodies. As part of the stroma allocate shell and septa (partitions, trabeculae)separating the structural units of the authorities.
Cellular forms of connective tissue stroma vary depending on the activities of the authority. Reference function stroma is provided fibrous structures. A significant role stroma in limiting foci of inflammation, in substitution of the defects arising of pathological processes.
Cm. also connective tissue.