A tough elastic tissue that gives shape to the nose and external ears. Also makes up the smooth surfaces of joints. Cartilage has a poor blood supply and so cartilage piercings take much longer to heal compared to normal piercings.
is a spongy and flexible material which we have in our bodies to hold our nose up and our ears out. However, some other animals such as sharks, have skeletons completely made from cartilage. They do not have any bones in their body. For more information about the basking shark, find Animal Fact Sheet Number 4.
A body tissue characterized by its low blood supply, ability to maintain shape & small number of cells dispersed in a matrix of material produced by those cells. There are different types of cartilage that have different properties, such as flexibility. Cartilage forms the central layer of the ear, the tip of the nose & the common wall between the nasal airways. This type allows the ear and nose to maintain their shape and yet remain flexible. A nonflexible cartilage covers the ends of bones on joint surfaces and allows smooth non-painful range of motion.
Cartilage is made mainly of a protein called collagen, which also gives skin its elasticity. Cartilage covers the ends of bones, and provides cushioning to prevent bones from rubbing together during movement and impact. It also offers a slick surface that allows your bones to glide against each other so your joints can move smoothly.
A complex tissue which has various different types. Perhaps most importantly it forms the smooth lining of most joints, allowing low friction motion. It is assisted in this by synnovial fluid, a thick biological lubricant present in most joints. As a result little wearing out occurs in normal joints.
The translucent and elastic tissue that composes most of the skeletal system during the early years of growth and development and eventually converts to bone. Cartilage then becomes an important player in keeping bone flexible
elastic connective tissue in vertebrates having proliferative cells (chondrocytes) producing copious amounts of intracellular substance. Cartilage is covered by a membrane, the perichondrium, which serves for the nutrition and growth of the cartilage
A tough, elastic, fibrous connective tissue found in various parts of the body, such as the joints, outer ear, and larynx. Tough tissue which construct the nose and ears. Piercings here generally heal slower on account of the low blood supply.
Rubbery, fibrous, dense connective tissue- harder than ligaments, softer than bone. Cartilage usually is found between bones and permits smooth movement of joints. The most frequent and significant cartilage injury associated with athletic is damage to the crescent-shaped cartilage in the knee (meniscus).
strong flexible connective tissue found in several locations in the body, such as covering the ends of bones in a synovial joint, nasal septum, external ear, eustachian tube, larynx, trachea, bronchi, and the intervertebral discs.
flexible skeletal tissue found in vertebrates and chordates, made of fibres of a rubbery protein. In most animals the embryo has a skeleton made entirely of cartilage, most of which is replaced by bone as it develops. Some fish, such as sharks and rays, retain a cartilage skeleton throughout life.
a very elastic material covering the joints and sometimes connecting bones. It functions like a cushion, absorbing the shocks and movements of the body and protecting the bones against excessive wear and tear.
The translucent and elastic tissue that composes most of the skeletal system during the early years of growth and development. Cartilage covers the articular surfaces of the bone and helps keep bone flexible.
a soft, elastic tissue that composes most of the skeleton of vertebrate embryos and except for a small number of structures is replaced by bone during ossification in the higher vertebrates. Cartilage cushions joints, connects muscles with bones, and makes up other parts of the body such as the larynx (voice box) and the outside portion of the ears.
flexible but tough tissue that covers the surface of bones in the joints. It acts as a cushion at the end of each bone in joints so they don't rub and scrape each other and wear away every time the body moves. It is also found in the ears, nose, and other areas of the body.
(kar-ti-lij): from the Latin word Cartilago Cartilage is a type of dense, tissue like substance that is hard in consistency. Cartilage is composed of cells called as Chondrocytes. These cells are dispersed in a gel like matrix. Cartilage is not supplied by blood vessels but is kept alive by the nutrients diffusing through the matrix. Cartilage is found in joints, nose, ear, throat, the space between each vertebra and even in the rib cage. Cartilages have a very good nerve supply which makes any injury to them very painful.There are three main types of cartilage: hyaline, elastic and fibrocartilage. Cartilage usually covers the articulating surfaces of the joints. In the hip they are found covering the head of the femur bone and the cavity that holds the head in the pelvis.
Cartilage is that structure in your body that is firm like bone, but is more flexible and can bend and take different shapes. Your ear is made up of cartilage. The nose is composed primarily of cartilage NOT bone. The 3 nasal cartilages are Septal cartilage, Upper Lateral Cartilage, Lower Lateral Cartilage.
Cartilage is the shock-absorbing gel-like material that cushions bones. Cartilage is over 75% water and acts as a sponge, holding fluids to ensure softness and joint lubrication. Some people lose the ability to manufacture sufficient levels of glucosamine, an important component of cartilage. The result is that the cartilage loses its ability to act as a shock absorber.
Firm, rubbery tissue that cushion bones at joints. Other more flexible tissue that connects muscles with bones and makes up other parts of the body, such as the larynx and the outside parts of the ears is also cartilage.
Tough, rubbery tissue that gives shape to areas such as the nose and ears. It is more pliable than bone but thicker and stronger than skin tissue. It does not have much blood supply, so it takes longer to heal when pierced.
Specialized fibrous connective tissue that forms the skeleton of an embryo and much of the skeleton in an infant. As the child grows, the cartilage becomes bone. In adults, cartilage is present in and around joints and makes up the primary skeletal structure in some parts of the body, such as the ears and the tip of the nose.
Firm, dense, pliable connective tissue (gristle), devoid of blood vessels and not impregnated with calcium (bone), that cushions bones at joints. A more flexible kind of cartilage connects muscles with bones and makes up other parts of the body, such as the larynx and the outside parts of the ears