Histology of Cartilage - Medicine BM5 NLM1

Histology of Cartilage for BM5 NLM1.

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

  • Intramembranous
  • Interstitial
  • Appositional
  • Endochondral
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2. From what does cartilage initially originate?

  • Mesenchymal tissue cells
  • Chondrochymal tissue cells
  • Chondrocytes
  • Chondroclasts

3. 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

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

  • Collagen type III
  • Collagen type II
  • Elastin
  • Collagen type I

5. 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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