Learn about Three Kinds of Cartilage in this educational video from dizzo95.
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Male Speaker: Cartilage unlike other types of connective tissue has no blood vessels; it is tough but plaint because the ground substance between the cells contains combinations of proteins and sugars. The Cartilage is described as hyaline fibrous or elastic, depending on the density and type of fibers presented in its composition, hyaline the most abundant type of cartilage is clear and glassy, with few cells and fibers in the ground substance. Hyaline covers the ends of bones of the joints, and also forms the rings which keep the trachea open. Fibrocartilage lies for example between vertebrae, elastic cartilage contains in addition to collagen. Fibers are the protein elastin. This makes it firm, yet supple, giving support for example to the external ear and epiglottic.