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A&P Cartilage

Exam 2

What are chondroblasts? immature cell types(secrete matrix) located under the perichondrium. Here they get alot of nourishment.
Where are the blood vessels located? They are located in the perichondrium, bot in cartilage.
Where is cartilage found? In places of high pressure
How is high pressure beneficial to cartilage health? it forces nurtients out of the pericondrium into the cartilage and wastes are puched out
What is appositional growth? Adding more matrix on TOP of the origional, which makes it grow wider.
What is Intersticial growth? growth within the tissues. chondroblasts will divide and will puch each other apart by laying matrix.
What is Hyaline Cartilage? cartilage within the joints. it has a smooth and glossy appearance which reduces friction.
What is elastic cartilage? stretches due to elastic fibers. it can be found in the outer ears and in the epiglottis(covers the respiratory tract during swallowing).
What is fibrocartilage? made up of lots of fibers. it is found making up the miniscus and the pubic synthesis.
What it cartilage? Intermediate between dense connective tissue and bone. It is avascular. Nourished by the pericardium.
what is the perichondrium? surrounds the cartilage(connective tissue).
Created by: kbrown0010