What do you mean by cartilage?

Cartilage is a type of connective tissue made up of cells embedded in an extracellular matrix. 

Cartilage is firm, flexible tissue present in areas of the body such as ends of the ribs, ears, and nose, between the vertebrae in the spine, etc.

It reduces friction at joints, supports the respiratory tract, acts as shock absorbers between weight-bearing bones to prevent bones from rubbing against each other, and maintains the shape and flexibility of the body.


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Updated on: 31-Mar-2023


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