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

  • True
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  • False
  • Neither
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2. What are chondroprogenitor cells?

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

3. What are the two types of growth that cartilage can undergo?

  • Interstitial & Endochondral
  • Appositonal & Endochondral
  • Interstitial & Appositional
  • Intramembranous & Endochondral

4. What are chondroblasts?

  • 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
  • Cartilage stem cells that lie in the inner layers of the perichondrium
  • Collagen secreting cells that reapir the perichondrium

5. What are chondrocytes?

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

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