Histology: Cartilage Identification

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True or false: Elastic cartilage is found in the auricle of the ear and in the epiglottis.

True

True or false: Fibrocartilage contains collagen fibers.

True

True or false: Hyaline cartilage contains a perichondrium.

True

True or false: Chondrocytes in hyaline cartilage are arranged in isogenic groups?

True

True or false: The section is stained for elastic fibers in fibrocartilage?

False

True or false: Elastic cartilage contains chondrocytes that are not stained?

True

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Cartilage Types and Characteristics

  • Elastic cartilage is found in the auricle of the ear and in the epiglottis.
  • Fibrocartilage contains collagen fibers.
  • Hyaline cartilage does not contain a perichondrium.
  • Chondrocytes in hyaline cartilage are arranged in isogenic groups.
  • The section is not stained for elastic fibers in fibrocartilage.
  • Elastic cartilage contains chondrocytes that are stained.

Test your knowledge of histology with this quiz on identifying different types of cartilage and their components such as perichondrium, chondrocytes, cartilage matrix, and elastic fibers. Dr. Hemn Hassan Othman provides insights from the Pathology Department of Pharmacology and Toxicology at the College of Pharmacy, UOS.

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