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Flashcards in Final Intervertebral disc. Nucleus Pulposus Deck (9)
1

what is the water concentration in the lumbar nucleus pulposus at birth and after 30

birth 85%
after 30 70%

2

what is the consequence of non aggregated glysaminoglycans in the lumbar nucleus pulposus

the nucleus pulposus will loose water under deformation conditions

3

what cell is associated with the the nucleus pulposus until about age 11

notochord cells

4

what cells are associated with the mature nucleus pulposus

reticulocyte-fibroblast and chondroblast

5

which type of collagen is dominant in the nucleus pulposus

collagen type II

6

what is the organizational pattern for collagen fibers in the nucleus pulposus

they are irregularly oriented and randomly scattered

7

what general tissue location is described as having an abundance of collagen type II fibers

cartilage

8

what is the role of collagen type II fibers based on locations where it is dominant

it appears to be related to tissues having a deformation- reformation ability

9

what is the cervical nucleus pulposus composed of

fibrocartilage

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