Periosteum of Bone: Definition & Function


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What type of tissue is periosteum?

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1. How many layers does the periosteum have?

2. Which cells are located in the osteogenic layer of the periosteum and help bone to grow?

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About This Quiz & Worksheet

This quiz will test you on periosteum, a term that applies to tissue within the body. Questions require a firm understanding of periosteum and its biological purpose.

Quiz & Worksheet Goals

In this quiz, you will be asked to recall:

  • Location and purpose of periosteum
  • Layers of periosteum
  • Cellular functions of periosteum
  • Tissue types

Skills Practiced

  • Interpreting information - verify that you can read information regarding tissue in the body and interpret it correctly
  • Information recall - access the knowledge you've gained regarding the different layers of periosteum
  • Knowledge application - use your knowledge to answer questions about the function of periosteum in the body

Additional Learning

For reinforcement on this topic, review the related lesson called Periosteum of Bone: Definition & Function. This lesson elaborates on the following topics:

  • Fibrous and osteogenic periosteum
  • Periosteum as it relates to bones
  • Cellular functions within layers of periosteum