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Glycocalyx: Definition & Function

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What is the glycocalyx?

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1. What is the role of the glycocalyx in the vascular system?

2. What is the role of the glycocalyx in the digestive system?

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About This Quiz & Worksheet

This quiz/worksheet combo will test your knowledge of what the glycocalyx is, the role it plays in different body systems, and what happens when it is damaged.

Quiz & Worksheet Goals

With this practice, you will be specifically tested on:

  • What the glycocalyx does
  • What the glycocalyx is made of
  • The glycocalyx's role in the vascular system
  • The glycocalyx's role in the digestive system
  • What biofilm is
  • An insufficient or damaged glycocalyx

Skills Practiced

  • Reading comprehension- ensure that you draw the most important information from the related lesson on the glycocalyx
  • Information recall - access the knowledge you've gained regarding the digestive system
  • Interpreting information - verify that you can read information regarding the function of the glycocalyx

Additional Learning

Want to learn more about the glycocalyx? Take a look at the associated lesson titled Glycocalyx: Definition & Function. It elaborates further on things like:

  • Components of the glycocalyx
  • Glycocalyx on a bacteria cell and in a human
  • Medical applications of the glycocalyx
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