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Descriptor English:   Cartilage 
Descriptor Spanish:   Cartílago 
Descriptor Portuguese:   Cartilagem 
Synonyms English:   Cartilages  
Tree Number:   A02.165
Definition English:   A non-vascular form of connective tissue composed of CHONDROCYTES embedded in a matrix that includes CHONDROITIN SULFATE and various types of FIBRILLAR COLLAGEN. There are three major types: HYALINE CARTILAGE; FIBROCARTILAGE; and ELASTIC CARTILAGE. 
Indexing Annotation English:   general: prefer specifics; inflammation (chondritis) is likely to be OSTEOCHONDRITIS
Consider also terms at English:   CHONDRO- 
See Related English:   Chondroitin
Allowable Qualifiers English:  
AB abnormalities AH anatomy & histology
BS blood supply CH chemistry
CY cytology DG diagnostic imaging
DE drug effects EM embryology
EN enzymology GD growth & development
IM immunology IN injuries
IR innervation ME metabolism
MI microbiology PS parasitology
PA pathology PH physiology
PP physiopathology RE radiation effects
SU surgery TR transplantation
UL ultrastructure VI virology
Record Number:   2400 
Unique Identifier:   D002356 

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