Extracellular: Definition & Structures


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1. What two parts make up the Extracellular region, or space, between tissue cells of a multicellular organism?

2. Interstitial Fluid (ISF) is mostly composed of:

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About This Quiz & Worksheet

There is a lot of activity happening in the space surrounding cells inside of multicellular organisms. This quiz/worksheet combo will check your understanding of the extracellular structures that make up this space, and how they interact with cells.

Quiz & Worksheet Goals

This quiz will test you on the following information:

  • The extracellular region
  • Interstitial fluid
  • Proteins in the extracellular matrix

Skills Practiced

Students taking this quiz will have the opportunity to practice these related skills:

  • Reading comprehension - ensure that you draw the most important information from the related lesson on extracellular structures
  • Defining key concepts - ensure that you can accurately define components of the extracellular region
  • Knowledge application - use your knowledge to answer questions about how cells interact with extracellular structures

Additional Learning

Read the lesson titled Extracellular: Definition & Structures to learn more about the ways in which cells interact with their surroundings. The objectives of this lesson are to:

  • Explain how things move in and out of a cell
  • Discuss the role of breathing in removing cell waste
  • Identify the basement membrane, the structure to which cells stick