Conversion or Decreases in Cell Type or Number


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A patient who was bedridden for 3 months is now exhibiting a reduction in muscle volume. This is an example of _____.

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1. The transformation of one adult cell type to another is known as _____.

2. A more severe form of hypoplasia is called _____.

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About This Quiz & Worksheet

In what ways can cells change and what are the terms used to describe these changes? Using this quiz and corresponding worksheet, you will have the opportunity to assess your understanding of these cellular transformations.

Quiz and Worksheet Goals

In these assessments you'll be tested on the terms used to describe:

  • A reduction in muscle volume due to inactivity
  • When one adult cell type transforms into another cell type
  • A severe form of hypoplasia
  • A form of improper development of an organ or tissue
  • The type of cell change seen as pre-cancerous in a pap smear

Skills Practiced

This worksheet and quiz allow you to test the following skills:

  • Reading comprehension - ensure that you draw the most important information regarding the types of cellular changes, why they occur, and what they might indicate
  • Defining key concepts - ensure that you can accurately identify main terms based on provided definitions
  • Information recall - access what you've learned regarding reductions in muscle volume

Additional Learning

To learn more about this subject, review the accompanying lesson called Conversion or Decreases in Cell Type or Number. This lesson covers the following objectives:

  • Define metaplasia and provide an example of this type of cellular change
  • Describe dysplasia and discuss a test that is used to identify possible dysplastic changes
  • Identify types of changes resulting from cell reduction and discuss the differences among these types of cell changes