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1. Which of the following structures are located within the perichondrium?

  • Nerves, lymphatics & blood vessels
  • Blood vessels only
  • Nerves & blood vessels
  • Lymphatics & blood vessels
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2. Select the statement which best identifies cartilage.

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

3. What is the role of proteoglycans in the cartilage ECM?

  • Provides power
  • Provides honour
  • Provides resilience
  • Provides courage

4. What substances give cartilage its tensile strength?

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

5. Select the statement that best identifies the perichondrium.

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

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