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Multiple-choice questions

1 In which of the following layers are epidermal cells constantly being reproduced?

a horny layer b basal cell layer c clear layer d granular layer

2 Desquamation occurs in which layer of the epidermis?

a horny layer b basal cell layer c prickle cell layer d clear layer

3 Which of the following is responsible for making the skin pigmentation darker?

a keratin b sebum c carotene d melanin

4 The type of sweat glands that are widely distributed throughout the body are:

a apocrine b eccrine c adipose d sebaceous

5 Which of the following is not a function of the skin? a protection b temperature regulation c transportation d excretion

6 The tough protein found in the epidermis, hair and nails is:

a melanin b reticulin c keratin d collagen

7 In which layer of the skin would you find collagen fibres?

a papillary layer b reticular layer c subcutaneous layer d basal cell layer

8 The function of the subcutaneous layer is to: a support blood vessels b insulate the body c support nerve endings d all of the above

9 Which of the following skin types is most likely to present with the best elasticity?

a dry b sensitive c oily d mature

10 Which of the following is a fungal infection of the skin?

a herpes simplex b ringworm c herpes zoster d impetigo

11 A chronic inflammatory skin disease in which the skin appears abnormally red is known as:

a acne vulgaris b folliculitis c seborrhoea d rosacea

12 What is erythema?

a small raised elevation in the skin b reddening of the skin due to the dilation of blood capillaries c mark left on the skin after a wound has healed d mass of dilated capillaries in the skin

13 Which of the following ethnic skin types is most likely to be affected by the condition Dermatosis papulosa nigra?

a Afro-Caribbean/black b Oriental/light Asian c dark Asian d Mediterranean

14 A milia is:

a a pearly hard white nodule under the skin b an abnormal sac containing fluid c a crack in the epidermis d a small, flat patch of increased pigmentation

15 Hair grows from a sac-like depression called the hair...

a follicle b shaft c root d bulb

16 Which of the following provides a crucial source of nourishment for a hair?

a connective tissue sheath b outer root sheath c dermal papilla d inner root sheath

17 The area of the nail where living cells are produced is the:

a nail bed b lunula c cuticle d matrix

18 All nutrients are supplied to the nail via which layer of the skin?

a subcutaneous layer b epidermis c subdermal layer d dermis

19 A common nail disease characterised by inflammation and bacterial infection of the skin surrounding the nail is:

a onychomycosis b paronychia c pterygium d leuconychia

20 The most lethal type of skin cancer is: a squamous cell carcinoma b basal cell carcinoma c rodent ulcer d malignant melanoma

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  • benjamin martin
    What makes hair, skin and nails in anatomy?
    3 months ago

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