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Descriptions of Cartilage

Cartilage: A tough, flexible tissue that lines joints and gives structure to the nose, ears, larynx, and other parts of the body.
Source: National Institute of Health

Cartilage: tough elastic tissue; mostly converted to bone in adults
Source: WordNet 2.1

Cartilage : nonvascular form of connective tissue composed of chondrocytes embedded in a matrix of type II collagen and chondroitin sulfate; divided into three types: hyaline cartilage, fibrocartilage, and yellow or elastic white fibrocartilage.
Source: CRISP

Cartilage : A non-vascular form of connective tissue composed of CHONDROCYTES embedded in a matrix of type II COLLAGEN and CHONDROITIN SULFATE. It is divided into three types: hyaline cartilage, fibrocartilage, and yellow or elastic white fibrocartilage.
Source: MESH OBO (Open Biomedical Ontologies)

Summary Information: Cartilage

Cartilage: Cartilage is a tough and flexible substance that is found throughout the body and has a variety of functions. Cartilage consists of connective tissue and can be found in the ears, nose, bronchial tubes, intervertebral discs and also coats the ends of bones that make up movable joints and slightly movable joints. Cartilage is made up of chondrocytes, a type of specialized cell. There are three types of cartilage: hyaline cartilage, elastic cartilage and fibrocartilage.

Conditions that can afflict cartilage include malignant tumors, spinal disc herniation, osteoarthritis, relapsing polychondritis, rheumatoid arthritis, inflammation, trauma, complications of surgical procedures on a joint.

Closely Related Organs: Cartilage

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Conditions Afflicting Organs: Cartilage

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Sub Parts: Cartilage

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Symptoms Related to Afflictions of: Cartilage

These symptoms are related to afflictions of the organ: Cartilage:

Condition count: 7 ; see list below.

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