Articular Cartilage

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   Articular cartilage, also called hyaline cartilage, is the smooth, glistening
white tissue that covers the surface of all the diarthrodial joints in the human
body. articular cartilage is critical in the movement of one bone against another.
Articular cartilage has an incredibly low coefficient of friction which, coupled
with its ability to bear very large compressive loads, makes it ideally suited
for placement in joints, such as the knee and hip.

The photo is cited from http://www.lab.anhb.uwa.edu.au/.../Cartilage/Cartil.htm.

The description is cited from http://www.ruf.rice.edu/~msbioe/hyaline.html.


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