Flashcards in IVD nucleus pulposus Deck (8):
What is the cervical nucleus pulposus composed of?
**What is the water concentration in the lumbar nucleus pulposus at birth and after thirty?
What is the consequence of non-aggregated glycosaminoglycans in the lumbar nucleus pulposus?
the nucleus pulposus will loose water under deformation conditions
What cell is associated with the nucleus pulposus until about age eleven?
What cells are associated with the mature nucleus pulposus?
reticulocyte-fibroblast and chondroblast
Which type of collagen is dominant in the nucleus pulposus?
collagen type II
What general tissue location is described as having an abundance of collagen type II fibers?