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1

What is cartilage?

Strong flexible connective tissue that is found in various parts of the body.

2

What is the structure of cartilage?(2)

-Made up of inelastic collagen fibers and elastic fibers
-There are no nerves or blood vessels in the matrix

3

Where is hyaline cartilage found and what does it do?

End of bones where it prevents friction in joints

4

Where is hyaline cartilage found?

Tips of nose and larynx and between the ribs and sternum.

5

Structure and location of fibrocartilage. (3)

Intervertebral discs, edges of sockets of ball and socket joints and between the pubic bones

6

What is fibrocartilage?

Tough very strong tissue found predominantly in the intervertebral disks .

7

What is the function of fibrocartilage?

-Enlarges the joint sockets at the shoulder and hip
-Protects tendons where they have to slide over bone

8

What is elastic cartilage?

Cartilage defined by the addition of elastin fibers to the extracellular matrix.

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Where is elastic cartilage found?(3)

-External ear
-Epiglottis
-Eustachian tubes