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Nail Structure

Nail Structure Chapter 8

What is the technical term for the natural nail Onyx
The portion of living skin on which the nail plate sits is called? nail bed
The nail bed is supplied with many nerve, and is attached to the nail plate by a thin layer of tissue is called bed epithelium
The visible part of the matrix that extends from underneath the living skin is called The lunula
The part of the nail that extends over the tip of finger or toe The free edge
The dead colorless tissue attached to the nail plate is called The cuticle
The living skin at the base of the nail plate covering the matrix area is called The eponychium
The slightly thickened layer of skin that lies underneath yhe free edge of the nail plate is called The hyponychium
Tough bands of fibrous tissue that connects bones or holds an organ in place is a ligament
Folds of normal skin that surround the nail plate are nail folds
The slits or furrows on the sides of the nail on which it moves as it grows is nail grooves
The visible and functional part of the nail is called The nail plate
How many layers of nail cells is the nail plate constructed of? 100 layers
What is the average nail growth in the normal adult? 1/10 " per month
How long does the natural nail take for replacement 4 to 6 months
How long does it take for a toenail to be replaced 9 months
Created by: mfabre