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The perichondrium represents the fibrous and nutritious covering of the cartilage.

  • Strengthens the cartilage and prevents excessive bending.
  • Cut through the trachea. The perichondrium presses directly on the part of the hyaline cartilage itself.
    It consists of 2 components:
    • external = rigid disordered collage. ligament; strengthens cartilage; prevents cracking during bending;
    • internal = sparse collagen. tissue rich in blood vessels; contains progenitor cells; nourishes the cartilage.

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  • KLIKA, Eduard. Histology : national textbooks for medical faculties. 1. edition. Prague : Avicenum, 1986.