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Cartilage Tissue

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Consists of cartilage cells called chondrocytes

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Chondrocytes

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Specialized cells that are responsible for the development of cartilage, and the maintenance of the extracellular matrix

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What are the 3 forms that cartilage tissue exists in?

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  1. Hyaline
  2. Elastic
  3. Fibrocartilage
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Hyaline Cartilage

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  • Must abundant cartilage in the body
  • Covers the ends of long bones and, along with the synovial fluid that bathes it, provides a smooth and almost frictionless articulating surface
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Elastic Cartilage

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*A very specialized connective tissue, primarily found in locations such as the outer ear, and portions of the larynx

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Fibrocartilage

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*Fibrocartilage functions as shock absorber in both weigh bearing and non-weight bearing joints

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Examples of Fibrocartilage

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  1. Symphysis pubis
  2. Intervertebral disc
  3. Menisci of the knee