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Could you tell me what is the function of hyaline cartilage rings in the walls of certain structures of the respiratory tract?

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Dr. Steven Brown answered

Specializes in Hand Surgery

Structural support: Act as structural support to keep the bronchus open when creating negative pressure on inspiration, and stable on expiration with increase positive pressure.

Answered 7/26/2016



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