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Unformatted text preview: bone, skin, and blood vessels). * stronger than the other c.t. due to its collagen fibers. * high resilience (ability to assume its original shape after deformation) is due to chondroitin sulfate. * the inner substance of the cartilage has no blood supply or nerves . * the perichondrium (the dense irregulare c.t. membrane around the surface of the cartilage) has a blood supply and nerves. * cells of mature cartilage are called chondrocytes * occur singly or in groups within spaces called lacunae within the matrix Three Kinds of Cartilage * Hyaline * Fibrocartilage * Elastic Hyaline Cartilage (gristle) * appears as bluish-white and shiny * is the weakest of the three types * is the most abundant * it gives flexibility, support, reduces friction, and absorbs shock at joints Hyaline Cartilage Fibrocartilage tissue * is the strongest of the three types and provides strength and rigidity * chondrocytes are scattered among bundles of collagen fibers within the matrix....
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This note was uploaded on 01/30/2012 for the course BSC BSC1085 taught by Professor Sharonsimpson during the Fall '10 term at Broward College.
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