Flashcards in Firm Solid C.T. Deck (6)
define firm solid C.T.
non-calcified CT assoc. w/the skeleton
what ae the functions of firm solid C.T.?
1. form a temporary skeleton
2. covers most joint articular surfaces
e.g. of firm solid C.T.
cartilage around the TMJ joint
what is firm solid C.T. comprised of?
collagen cells more flexible than bone
(a matrix of cells mainly collagen)
why is collagen cells more flexible then bone?
because it contains the fibers but they are not mineralized