Histology of Cartilage - Medicine BM5 NLM1

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1. Where is hyaline cartilage most commonly found?

  • Major air pipes, articulating bone surfaces & fetal skeleton
  • Epiglottis, external ear & Eustachian tubes
  • Symphysis Pubis, intervertebral disks & site of some tendon-bone attachments
  • Oropharangeal airway, nasopharyngeal airway & epiglottis
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2. What are chondroblasts?

  • Cartilage stem cells that lie in the inner layers of the perichondrium
  • Collagen secreting cells that reapir the perichondrium
  • Highly active, oval shaped cells that synthesise & secrete the extra-cellular matrix
  • Large, round shaped cells that lie in lacunae & maintain the extra-cellular matrix around them

3. Select the statement which best identifies cartilage.

  • A soft, pliable, resilient, non-vascular connective tissue
  • A firm, non-pliable, resilient, non-vascular connective tissue
  • A firm, pliable, resilient, non-vascular connective tissue
  • A soft, pliable, resilient, vascular connectivetissue

4. Select the statement that correctly identifies a feature/features of fibrocartilage.

  • Well developed & very visible perichondrium
  • Yellow in its fresh form
  • Durable with high tensile strength & resistance to compression
  • Strong, resilient and highly elasticated

5. Select the statement that best identifies cartilage.

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

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