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

  1. pistolpete007

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    what do they mean when they say cartilage is a avascular form of connective tissue...what does avascular refer to?
     
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    It isn't directly "vascularized" by blood vessels, it has to receive blood through a diffusion-like process.
     
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    avascular just mean that it does not have a blood supply going to it
     
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    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 :)
     
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    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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