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Histology of skin

Histology of the skin

The study of the skin and its nature, structure, functions, diseases, and treatment is known as: A.trichology B.dermatology C.etiology D.pathology B.dermatology
A specialist in the cleansing, preservation of health, and beautification of the skin and body is a/an: A.pathologist B.trichologist C.esthetician D.dermatologist C.esthetician
Healthy skin is: A.slightly acid from bacteria C.slightly alkaline of sebum A.slightly acid
The skin is thinnest on the: A.back of the hands B.eyelids C.eyebrows D.forehead B.eyelids
Of all the skin on the body, the thickest is on the: A.abdomen B.thighs C.knees and elbows D.palms and soles D.palms and soles
The outer protective layer of the skin is called the: A.adipose B.epidermis C.reticular D.dermis B.epidermis
The epidermis does not contain any: A.blood vessels B.keratin C.melanocytes D.nerve endings A.blood vessels
Nerves, hair follicles, papillae and sweat and oil glands are found in the: A.epidermis B.scarf skin C.subcutaneous tissue D.dermis D.dermis
The stratum corneum has scale-like cells made up of: A.melanin B.keratin C.sebum D.elastin B.keratin
The layer of the epidermis that is continually being shed and replaced is the: A.stratum germinativum B.stratum lucidum C.stratum granulosum D.stratum corneum D.stratum corneum
The stratum corneum is also known as the: A.basal layer B.horny layer C.clear layer D.granular layer B.horny layer
The growth of the epidermis begins in the: A.stratum corneum B.stratum granulosum C.stratum germinativum D.stratum lucidum C.stratum germinativum
Melanin, which protects sensitive cells from the destructive effects of excessive UV rays, is found in the ___ of the epidermis. A.stratum granulosum B.stratum germinativum C.stratum corneum D.stratum lucidum B.stratum germinativum
The reticular and papillary layers are found in the: A.subcutis B.scarf skin C.true skin D.malpighian layer C.true skin
The small, cone-shaped elevations at the bottom of the hair follicles are: A.tactile corpuscles B.melanocytes C.arrector pili D.papillae D.papillae
The layer of the dermis that supplies the skin with oxygen and nutrients is the: A.reticular layer B.stratum germinativum C.papillary layer D.derma A.reticular layer
Subcutaneous tissue is a: A.clear layer B.fatty layer C.highly sensitive layer D.granular layer B.fatty layer
The skin is nourished by: A.sebum B.melanin C.keratin D.blood and lymph D.blood and lymph
Sensory nerve fibers in the skin react to: A.light B.fear C.cold D.oil secretion C.cold
The motor nerve fibers of the skin: A.cause goose bumps B.excrete perspiration C.react to heat D.control the flow of sebum A.cause goose bumps
The skin gets its strength, form, and flexibility from: A.keratin and melanin B.blood and lymph C.collagen and elastin D.sensory and motor nerves C.collagen and elastin
A protein fiber that helps the skin regain its shape, even after being repeatedly stretched is: A.sebum B.adipose tissue C.keratin D.elastin D.elastin
The sudoriferous glands regulate: A.body temperature B.oil flow C.excess dryness D.emotional response A.body temperature
Sabaceous glands are found in all parts of the body except for the: A.face and scalp B.forehead C.palms and soles D.eyelids C.palms and soles
The small openings of the sweat glands on the skin are called: A.fundus B.follicles C.ducts D.sweat pores D.sweat pores
The excretion of sweat from the skin is under the control of the: A.circulatory system B.muscular system C.nervous system D.endocrine system C.nervous system
The palms, soles, forehead, and armpits contain particularly numerous: follicles B.sudoriferous glands C.salivary glands D.sebaceous glands B.sudoriferous glands
The subaceous glands secrete: A.blackheads B.salt C.oil D.perspiration C.oil
The duct of a sebaceous gland openes into the: follicle B.bloodstream C.sweat pore D.fundus follicle
The function of sebum is to: A.promote new skin growth B.lubricate the skin C.excrete perspiration D.minimize calluses B.lubricate the skin
The blood and sweat glands of the skin regulate body heat by maintaining a fahrenheit temperature of about: A.98.6 B.93.5 C.86.9 D.96.8 A.98.6
Approximately 80 to 85 % of the skin's aging is caused by: A.poor diet B.lack of exercise C.the sun's rays D.heredity C.the sun's rays
Skin tissues wrinkle and sag because of the weakening of the: A.arrector pili muscles B.collagen and elastin fibers C.layers of the epidermis follicles B.collagen and elastin fibers
The ultraviolet rays of the sun that are also called the "aging rays" are the: A.UVB rays B.visible rays C.UVA rays D.infrared rays C.UVA rays
The "burning rays" that can damage the skin and eyes are: A.infrared rays B.UVA rays rays D.UVB rays D.UVB rays
Ultraviolet exposure is highest between the hours of: A.10 A.M. and 3 P.M. B.8 A.M. and 6 P.M. C.9 A.M. and 1 P.M. D.10 A.M. and 5 P.M. A.10 A.M. and 3 P.M.
UVB rays cause tanning of the skin by affecting the: A.elasing fibers B.melanocytes C.collagen fibers D.papillae B.melanocytes
Nicotine in tobacco causes contraction and weakening of the: A.collagen fibers B.cranial bones C.facial nerves D.blood vessels D.blood vessels
An excessive intake of alcohol: A.contracts blood vessels B.creates scar tissue C.overdilates blood vessels D.draws water to the tissues C.overdilates blood vessels
If a client has an inflamed skin disorder that is not infectious, you should: A.wear gloves B.suggest self-treatment C.prescribe treatment D.refer the client to a physician D.refer the client to a physician
A papule is a: A.hypertrophy of the skin B.primary skin lesion C.secondary skin lesion D.subjective symptom B.primary skin lesion
Pus is most likely to be found in: A.vesicles B.macules C.pustules D.leukoderma C.pustules
Poison oak and poison ivy produce: A.vesicles B.wheals C.excoriation D.papules A.vesicles
The skin lesions found in chapped lips and hands are: A.papules B.tumors C.stains D.fissures D.fissures
A closed abnormally developed sac containing fluid, semifluid, or morbid matter is a: A.cyst B.keloid C.papule D.pustule A.cyst
After an injury heals, a ___ may develope. A.furuncle B.vesicle C.cicatrix D.carbuncle C.cicatrix
An abnormal cell mass is known as a: A.macule B.tumor C.papule D.keloid B.tumor
Before a wound or blemish has healed completely, it is likely to be covered with a: A.scar B.cyst C.crust D.keloid C.crust
Dandruff is an example of: A.milia B.scale C.sebaceous gland disorder D.fissure B.scale
Comedone is the technical name for: A.blackhead B.macule C.nevus D.whitehead A.blackhead
Milia is the technical name for: A.pimples B.nevus C.whiteheads D.blackheads C.whiteheads
Disorders of the sebaceous glands do not include: A.miliaria rubra B.acne C.rosacea D.asteatosis A.miliaria rubra
Acne, or common pimples, is also known as acne simplex or: A.acne singularis B.acne vulgaris C.acne rosacea D.cystic acne B.acne vulgaris
Rosacea is a chronic congestion on the cheeks and nose characterized by: A.fever blisters B.dry skin C.dilation of blood vessels D.inflammation of sweat glands C.dilation of blood vessels
One of the symptoms of asteatosis is: A.fever blisters B.dry skin C.oily skin D.clear blisters B.dry skin
In seborrhea, the appearance of the skin is: A.oily and shiny B.scaly and blotchy D.dry and dull A.oily and shiny
Steatomas usually appear on the: A.legs B.arms C.scalp D.face C.scalp
Created by: hodges900
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