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Figure 1. Hematoxylin and eosin stained femoral articular cartilage of naïve control rats ( A , 10x; B , 40x) showing the normal histology having smooth surface with intact superficial mid and deep zones, whereas vehicle-treated MIA rats cartilage ( C , 10x; D, 40x) showing severely damaged cartilage with widespread cell necrosis, replaced with fibrocartilage (circle), irregularly arranged and clustering of chondrocytes.

Figure 1. Hematoxylin and eosin stained femoral articular cartilage of naïve control rats ( A , 10x; B , 40x) showing the normal histology having smooth surface with intact superficial mid and deep zones, whereas vehicle-treated MIA rats cartilage ( C , 10x; D, 40x) showing severely damaged cartilage with widespread cell necrosis, replaced with fibrocartilage (circle), irregularly arranged and clustering of chondrocytes.