Questions tagged [cartilage]

Cartilage is a resilient and smooth elastic tissue, a rubber-like padding that covers and protects the ends of long bones at the joints, and is a structural component of the rib cage, the ear, the nose, the bronchial tubes, the intervertebral discs, and many other body components.

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Is there vascular supply to cartilage

According to Gray's anatomy, cartilage is avascular but in a recent class, my teacher told me that there is vascular supply but it is confined to upper surface only. So, I'm confused that who is ...
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Where is the cartilage plate in this electron microscope image of the trachea?

Also how could you tell? Assuming you were shown a photo of the cartilage only, how would you identify it?
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Why is cartilage replaced by bones in a vertebrate adult?

Why is cartilage present in a vertebrate embryo replaced by bones in an vertebrate adult even though cartilage can also provide me the structural framework like as in Chondrichthyes and they seem to ...
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In endochondral bone formation, why does only hyaline cartilage get ossified to form bone?

There are three types of cartilage: hyaline, fibrous and elastic cartilage. Fibrous cartilage does not have perichondrium...so it does not take part in ossification because perichondrium needs to ...
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How is cartilage immunised?

How is human cartilage immunised (protected) against pathogens since it does not contain lymphatic vessels?
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How is yellow elastic cartilage a true cartilage?

My book has only mentioned the fact but no reason is given so I would like to know the reason for it. I would like to know what more to add in the body but the question just doesn't get posted.
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How does cartilage become bone? [closed]

It's a famous fact that bones begin as cartilage and later become bone, but I never was clear how exactly this changeover occurs. Could someone please explain this to me?
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Cartilage regeneration

Why can we not regenerate cartilage in our ear and nose, while bones and flesh can heal? What makes it so resistant to regeneration. Can we artificially create it in the lab?
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Do Osteichthyes fishes have any cartilage?

Higher vertebrates, such as mammals, birds, reptiles and amphibians have both bone and cartilage. But do Osteichthyes fish (Bony fish) have any cartilage? Or do they only have bones? I've searched ...
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Why are different mesenchymal stem cells used for articular, auricular, septal nasal and costal chondrocytes?

Why do stem cell researchers use the mesenchymal stem cells shown in the table above for these specific types of chrondrocytes? Can you only use bone marrow to make articular cartilage, or are there ...
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Lifespan of connective tissue cells

This post is regarding a follow up on my initial post on "Properties and life cycle of chondrocytes and tenocytes". I am elaborating on my question on the lifespan of tenocytes and chondrocytes. ...