Cellular Adaptation: Increases in Number or Size


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What is hyperplasia?

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1. What is hypertrophy?

2. Which of the following statements about benign tumors is TRUE?

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About This Quiz & Worksheet

This quiz and corresponding worksheet will help you gauge your understanding of hypertrophy, hyperplasia and neoplasia. Topics you'll need to know to pass the quiz include understanding what hyperplasia implies, and the defining characteristics of hypertrophy.

Quiz & Worksheet Goals

The goal of these science assessments is to test your knowledge of:

  • The implications and characteristics of hyperplasia
  • The defining characteristics of hypertrophy
  • What a benign tumor is
  • The changes that occur in bodybuilder's muscles

Skills Practiced

This worksheet and quiz will let you practice the following skills:

  • Defining key concepts - ensure that you can accurately define main phrases, such as benign tumor and hyperplasia
  • Reading comprehension - ensure that you draw the most important information from the related biology lesson
  • Interpreting information - verify that you can read information regarding hypertrophy, hyperplasia and neoplasia and interpret it correctly
  • Knowledge application - use your knowledge to answer questions about what happens to a bodybuilder's muscles

Additional Learning

To learn more about the different types of growth that can occur in the body, review the corresponding lesson called Cellular Adaptation: Increases in Number or Size. This lesson cover more about how the body works by helping you meet these objectives:

  • Describe the idea behind stimulus
  • Identify the implications of hyperplasia
  • Know the defining characteristics of hypertrophy
  • Learn what a benign tumor involves
  • Appreciate examples of hypertrophy
  • Understand the increase in the number of cells that make up tissues or organs