Function of Cartilaginous Rings of Trachea?

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The trachea serves as the airway of the body, providing a passage for oxygen to reach the lungs, where it can diffuse into the body and be directed to various organs. The tube of the trachea is reinforced with strong rings made of hyaline cartilage. The main purpose of these rings is to keep the trachea open while breathing. Without the cartilage rings, the trachea would collapse in on itself during respiration due to changes in the air pressure, much like the lungs do.
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The cartilage rings in the trachea prevent the trachea from collapsing during absence of air and also protect it. these cartilagenous ring are C shaped and are meant for particular
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They are similar to bone in that they give support so the passageways don't collapse, as well as allow for flexibility.
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The cartiladge rings that line the trachea keep it from collapsing, it helps keep it open at all times so you can breathe.
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