Histology of Cartilage - Medicine BM5 NLM1

Histology of Cartilage for BM5 NLM1.

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1. In its fresh form, of what is fibrocartilage composed?

  • Dense regular connective tissue & elasctic cartilage
  • Loose connective tissue & hyaline cartilage
  • Dense regular connective tissue & hyaline cartilage
  • Loose connective tissue & elatic cartilage
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2. What are chondroprogenitor cells?

  • Cartilage respiration cells that produce ATP by a similar mechanism to mitochondria
  • Repair cells that actively reseal any broken sections of cartilage
  • Cartilage stem cells that lie in the inner layers of the perichondrium
  • Bone stem cells that lie in the cartilage

3. Select the statement that best identifies cartilage.

  • Forms the skeleton of the fetus and infant & the template for the growth of small bones
  • Forms the temporary skeleton of the fetus & the template for the growth of small bones
  • Forms the temporary skeleton of the fetus & the template for the growth of long bones
  • Forms the skeleton of the fetus and infant & the template for the growth of long bones

4. Which type of cartilaginous growth results in 'growth from within'?

  • Endochondral
  • Appositional
  • Interstitial
  • Intramembranous

5. True or false: Hyaline cartilage has a ground substance with a relatively high water content, and is tranlucent in it's fresh form?

  • True
  • I don't know, I'm sorry, I haven't revised this well enough, please accept my grovelling apologies for being utterly inadequate in relation to this question
  • False
  • Neither

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