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cartilage plate vs epiphyseal plate

Discussion in 'DAT Discussions' started by Keroro, Aug 9, 2006.

  1. Keroro

    Keroro Member
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    Q> what structure do chlidren have but not adults?



    then, answer can be either cartilage plate or epiphyseal plate ?


    i don't know if they are the same thing

    thanx!
     
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  3. cryptozoologist

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    NOT SURE, but putting a variety of concepts I do know together tells me this:
    - Bone growth occurs in children through buildup of cartilage at the epiphyseal plate, and subsequently is converted to bone through a process called ossification.
    - Epiphyseal plate is the point at the ends of the bones where the nub meets the long shaft. I can't remember the exact terms.
    - An adult wouldn't have the cartilage plate above the epiphyseal plate because what characterizes an "adult" physiologically is that they are no longer growing...lack of growth means lack of cartilage ossification...

    so no cartilage plate?
     
  4. Never heard of cartilage plate. My friends in med school's never heard of it either. ...so cartilage plate=wrong answer, perhaps.
     
  5. Clovers

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    epiphyseal plate is the right answer
     
  6. DonExodus

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    When the bones reach adult length the plate ossifies and fuses leaving the epiphyseal line. But, Ive never heard of a cartilage plate....
     

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