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What are the zones of the ephiphyseal plate?
Zones of
Resting, Proliferating
Hypertrophic, and Calcified
Cartilage
What is the function of the zone of resting cartilage?
Anchor epiphyseal plate to epiphysis of the bone. (Cells do not function in bone growth)
What is the function of the zone of proliferating cartilage?
The chondrocytes divide to replace those that die at the diaphyseal side of the diaphyseal plate
What is the function of the zone of hypertrophic cartilage?
Consists of large, maturing chondrocytes arranged in columns
What is the function of the zone of calcified cartilage?
Final zone of the epiphyseal plate. Consists of dead chondrocytes because the extracellular matrix around them has calcified