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Discussion in 'DAT Discussions' started by pistolpete007, Jun 5, 2008.

  1. pistolpete007

    pistolpete007 2+ Year Member

    May 18, 2008
    what do they mean when they say cartilage is a avascular form of connective tissue...what does avascular refer to?
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  3. DentalDeac

    DentalDeac 2+ Year Member

    May 28, 2008
    Alexandria, VA
    It isn't directly "vascularized" by blood vessels, it has to receive blood through a diffusion-like process.
  4. 250rsavage

    250rsavage 5+ Year Member

    Mar 2, 2008
    Evansville, IN
    avascular just mean that it does not have a blood supply going to it
  5. Sea of ASH

    Sea of ASH 2+ Year Member

    Sep 15, 2007
    ya it means that blood does not circulate in the cartilage. the bones however, have the vaculation in the haversian canals. thats y when u damage cartilage it wont bleed and bones do. hope that helps :)
  6. TeamGuo

    TeamGuo 2+ Year Member

    Apr 1, 2008
    cartilage is avascular because it doesn't carry blood vessels of its own.
    Cartilage being avascular is one thing but from that I think you should know how it can get blood if it's avascular?

    Cartilage can get blood supply from the surrounding perichondrium. Blood will be transferred into the cartilage via diffusion. Blood vessels will be near the cartilage membrane so diffusion is likely to happen. :thumbup:

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