Our hair and nails continue to grow until we die, but are there any other body parts that get bigger as we age?
“Your rib cage includes both bone and cartilage, a firm tissue that is more elastic than bone. Cartilage attached to the front portion of your ribs allows your chest to expand as you move and breathe. Both your ribs and the associated pieces of cartilage have limited flexibility.”
“There are several types of cartilage in your body. Cartilage is found in the supporting structure of your nose,ears,ribs,and on the surfaces of joints.”
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“Tissues are groups of cells with a common structure (form) and function (job). There are four main tissues in the body – epithelium, muscle, connective tissue and nervous tissue.”
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