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Flashcards in Final Intervertebral Disc Cartilaginous End Plate And Transition Zones Deck (10)
1

What is the thinnest part of the cartilage end plate

The central part, over the nucleus pulposus

2

What part of the vertebral body will the cartilage end plate cover

The cancellous bone at the top or broom of the vertebral body

3

What part of the vertebral body upper and lower surfaces will the cartilage end plate not cover

The epiphyseal rims

4

What is the principle type of collagen fibers within the cartilage end plate

The type II collagen fiber

5

What is the direction of collagen fibers within the cartilage end plate

Cartilage fibers are aligned anterior to posterior

6

What is the attachment site for collagen fibers of the inner lamellae of the annulus fibrosus

The cartilaginous end plate

7

What cell type is associated with the cartilage end plate

Chondrocytes

8

What is the earliest indicator of intervertebral disc pathology or degeneration

Changes in the histology of the cartilage end plate

9

What is the cartilage end plate derived from

The epiphyseal plate

10

What area of maximum metabolic activity in the intervertebral disc

The transition zone

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