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What is the function of shark cartilage?

What is the function of shark cartilage?

None: Sharks don't get cancer so various sources sold shark cartilage in a pill. How this was to treat cancer or prevent it has no merit or obvious reasoning. ...Read more

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Cartilage (Definition)

Cartilage is a specialized type of tissue found in joints and areas that two bones come together. It is made up of specialized cells that live in the midst of proteins and sugars that absorb and release water similar to a sponge. Healthy cartilage helps decrease friction in joints, absorbs shock and protects the ends of the bone. Degradation of ...Read more


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What is the function of articular cartilage?

What is the function of articular cartilage?

I'll articulate: There are several reasons for the articular cartilage, depending on the location. Generally though it reduces friction, reduces stress on the underlining bone and helps equalize the load bearing pressure. ...Read more

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What is the function of osteoclasts?

What is the function of osteoclasts?

Bone work: They balance the bone builders, osteoblasts, to keep the right amount of bone present in right places. They can liberate calcium when needed by the body. They reshape/remodel bones when stressed or after a break. ...Read more

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What is the function of a joint capsule?

What is the function of a joint capsule?

See below: It encapsulates the end of 2 bones that from the joint and holds in the synovial fluid which bathes the joint. ...Read more

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What is the function of the clavicle?

What is the function of the clavicle?

arm suspension: Clavicle attaches the arm to the central skeleton. It supports and suspends the arm and helps locate the arm position in space. ...Read more

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What is the function of hyaline cartilage rings in the respiratory tract?

What is the function of hyaline cartilage rings in the respiratory tract?

2 keep the airway-: -from collapsing. There's a tendency for it 2 collapse if they were not there. This is 2 counteract Burnullies principal, which also is used by airplane wings 2 give lift. The faster the air moves, the pressure decreases. Just watch Ur nostrils when U take a deep breath through Ur nose, U will notice that they collapse. This is why nasal stripes R used . help nasal breathes sleep better. ...Read more

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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?

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

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. ...Read more

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What is the main function of the joint capsule?

What is the main function of the joint capsule?

To Stabilize Joints: The joint capsule provides joint stability. If injured it can lead to stiffness and may then be surgically removed, without compromising stability as long as the joint's ligaments are kept intact. While this seems counterintuitive, it's because joints can undergo changes that turn the capsule from a necessary structure to a problem that is best removed (it regrows back more normal). ...Read more

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Does a displcement of the meniscal root mean that there is a tear? Where is the articular cartilage in the knee? What is the purpose of having that?

Does a displcement of the meniscal root mean that there is a tear? Where is the articular cartilage in the knee? What is the purpose of having that?

Meniscus - surgery: You are quoting detailed anatomy inside the knee, likely from an MRI report. It describes a tear in the meniscus cartilage, which lines the inside of the knee so bones can glide against each other smoothly. This usually needs surgery to correct, but the surgery can be done through a tiny incision with a scope. Find more info @ http://orthoinfo.Aaos.Org/topic.Cfm?Topic=a00358. ...Read more

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What is the position and function of the cartilage in the lungs?

What is the position and function of the cartilage in the lungs?

Bronchus/bronchiole: The wind pipe or trachea branches of into left and right bronchus, they further divide into smaller bronchioles. These structures are made up of cartilage or soft bone and merely they act as a conduit for exchange of gases. ...Read more

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What is the function of pacemakers?

What is the function of pacemakers?

Devices for rhythm: Pacemakers are medical devices implanted under the skin and connected to leads inserted through veins into the chambers of the heart. By sending out a small electrical impulse the pacemaker can restore heart rhythm. The most common use for a pacemaker is for a very slow heart beat to restore rhythm. They may be either single or double lead pacemakers determined by patient need. ...Read more

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What is the function of lacunae in bone?

What is the function of lacunae in bone?

Blood vessels: It is used for blood vessels for nutrient and gas exchange. It is also for bone marrow to interface with the blood vessels. ...Read more

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What is the function of the thymus?

What is the function of the thymus?

Immune system: Before birth and throughout childhood, thymus is instrumental in the production and maturation of T-lymphocytes or T cells, specific type of white blood cell that protects body from certain viruses and other infections.Thymus produces and secretes thymosin, hormone necessary for T cell development and production.Thymus involutes following puberty. ...Read more

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What is the function of node of ranvier?

What is the function of node of ranvier?

Nerve function: They help the nerves generate electrical impulses necessary for nerve function. ...Read more

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What is the function of skull and bones?

What is the function of skull and bones?

Protection: The skeletal system function to protect vital organs like the brain ( in terms of the skull) or heart and lungs and give structure to the body. Bones are also involved in blood cell production, mineral storage and endocrine functions. ...Read more

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What is the function of clarimin?

What is the function of clarimin?

Do you mean claritin (loratadine): If you mead claritin, (loratadine) it acts as an antihistamin against allergic conditions. ...Read more

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What is the function of the ras?

What is the function of the ras?

Keeps you awake: The ras, or reticular activating system, is that part of the brain that keeps you awake and alert. ...Read more

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What is the function of pericardium?

What is the function of pericardium?

Pericardium: We probably don't realize the complete function of pericardium but among others -- we know that pericardium plays a major role in the hemodynamics of the organs -- in this case the heart and the lungs, the fluid exchange and the intrathoracic pressure regulation pertaining to that internal organs -- ad mechanical protection to the heart against trauma, infection, and metastasis --. ...Read more

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What is the structure and function of myocardium?

What is the structure and function of myocardium?

Heart muscle: Myocardium (heart muscle) is made up of cardiomyocytes. The function is pumping blood. ...Read more

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