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Flashcards in Cartilage Connective Tissue Deck (9):
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Types of Cartilage

Hyaline
Elastic

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How to tell a cartilage cell from other types

The "halo" around it

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What does Hyaline cartilage look like

No distinct shape
Halos around cell

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Type of cells in Hyaline cartilage

Chondrocytes

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Function of Hyaline cartilage

Supports
Reinforces
Cushions
Resists compression

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Location of Hyaline cartilage

Joint cavities
Coastal cartilage of the ribs
Nose
Trachea/Larynx

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What does elastic cartilage look like

Halos around cell
Fibers in the matrix(elastic)

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What is the function of elastic cartilage

Maintains the shape or a structure while allowing flexability

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What is the location of elastic cartilage

Supports external ear (pinna)
Epiglottis