Cartilage Connective Tissue Functions

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Cartilage is a specialized form of connective tissue

True

Hyaline cartilage contains thin fibrils of type I collagen

False

Chondrocytes synthesize both collagen and elastic fibers

True

Fibrocartilage is the most common type of cartilage in both fetus and adult

False

The perichondrium contains blood supply, lymphatic vessels, nerves, and stem cells

True

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Cartilage Characteristics

  • Cartilage is a specialized form of connective tissue.

Types of Cartilage

  • Hyaline cartilage contains thin fibrils of type I collagen.

Cell Function in Cartilage

  • Chondrocytes synthesize both collagen and elastic fibers.

Types of Cartilage in Development

  • Fibrocartilage is the most common type of cartilage in both fetus and adult.

Perichondrium Components

  • The perichondrium contains blood supply, lymphatic vessels, nerves, and stem cells.

Test your knowledge about the specialized connective tissue cartilage and its functions in the human body. Explore the composition of cartilage, its role in bearing mechanical stresses, supporting soft tissues, and permitting bone elongation.

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