Cartilage Flashcards Preview

Cell Biology > Cartilage > Flashcards

Flashcards in Cartilage Deck (37)
Loading flashcards...
31

Chondrocytes occur randomly singly or in isogenous groups in hyaline cartilage, what are the exceptions to this?

Growth plates and articular cartilage are more structured

32

What are the zones of articular cartilage?

Superficial zone has flattened chondrocytes and collagen fibers are parallel to the joint surface

The middle zone has round lacunae and collagen fibers that arc towards the underlying bone

33

How to tell elastic cartilage from hyaline cartilage?

Elastic fibers will contrast with the ground substance

34

Where is elastic cartilage found?

E- Epiglottis, External Ear, Eustacian tube

35

What type of fibers does fibrocartilage have?

Large collagen fibers to help with tendons and ligaments, intervertebral discs and symphyses

36

How are cells arranged in fibrocartilage?

Rounded cells in lacunae and arranged in rows between collagen fibers

37

How to tell apart fibrocartilage and dense regular connective tissue?

Round cells in lacunae