Histology of Cartilage - Medicine BM5 NLM1

Histology of Cartilage for BM5 NLM1.

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1. Which type of fibres predominantly make up hyaline cartilage?

  • Collagen type III
  • Collagen type I
  • Collagen type II
  • Elastin
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2. Select the statement that best identifies the perichondrium.

  • An epithelial tissue layer that surrounds the inner surface of cartilage & is essential for repair
  • A connective tissue layer that surrounds the outer surface of cartilage & is essential for growth
  • An epithelial tissue layer that surrounds the outer surface of cartilage & is essential for repair
  • An epithelial tissue layer that surrounds the outer surface of cartilage & is essential for growth

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

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

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

  • 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
  • True
  • Neither
  • False

5. What substances give cartilage its tensile strength?

  • Proteoglycan fibres
  • Fibrocollagen fibres
  • Collagen & elastic fibres
  • Ground substance fibres

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