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Descriptor in English: Cartilage
Descriptor in Spanish: Cartílago
Descriptor in Portuguese: Cartilagem
Descriptor in French: Cartilage
Entry term(s): Cartilages
Tree number(s): A02.165
A10.165.382
Scope note: 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.
Annotation: general: prefer specifics; inflammation (chondritis) is likely to be OSTEOCHONDRITIS
Allowable Qualifiers: AB abnormalities
AH anatomy & histology
BS blood supply
CH chemistry
CY cytology
DE drug effects
DG diagnostic imaging
EM embryology
EN enzymology
GD growth & development
IM immunology
IN injuries
IR innervation
ME metabolism
MI microbiology
PA pathology
PH physiology
PP physiopathology
PS parasitology
RE radiation effects
SU surgery
TR transplantation
UL ultrastructure
VI virology
See also the descriptors: Chondroitin MeSH
DeCS UI: 2400
Descriptor UI: D002356
Date Established: 1966/01/01
Date of Entry: 1999/01/01
Revision Date: 2016/05/31
Cartilage - Preferred
Concept UI M0003567
Scope note 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.
Preferred term Cartilage
Entry term(s) Cartilages



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