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Integumentary System & Body Directions Quiz


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Located farther away from point of attachment to body

A. distal

B. proximal

C. lateral

D. inferior


What is an infection of skin fold around a nail

A. onychia

B. onychophagia

C. paronychia

D. onyparophagia


What are all of the accessory organs of the integumentary system?

A. sebaceous and sweat glands

B. hair, skin, nails

C. hair, skin, nails, sebaceous glands, sweat glands

D. sebaceous glands, sweat glands, hair, nails


The dermis is composed of

A. connective tissue & collagen fiber

B. cartilage & keratin

C. veins & melanin

D. keloids & gangrenes


What means more toward feet or below another structure

A. superior

B. inferior

C. posterior

D. ventral


Located nearer to point of attachment to body

A. distal

B. proximal

C. lateral

D. inferior


Disappearance of pigment from skin in patches, causing milk-white appearance

A. eczema

B. dermatitis

C. psoriasis

D. vitiligo


Bottom or lower part of organ

A. base

B. side

C. apex

D. medial


A scraping away of skin surface by friction

A. contusion

B. abrasion

C. lesion

D. fracture


Refers to the side

A. cephalic

B. caudal

C. lateral

D. inferior


What is the largest organ of the body?

A. heart

B. lungs

C. skin

D. spine


Superficial dermatitis of unknown cause accompanied by redness, itching, and crusting

A. eczema

B. dermatitis

C. psoriasis

D. vitiligo


What means more toward front or belly side of body

A. superior

B. inferior

C. posterior

D. ventral


Injury caused by a blow to the body; causes swelling, pain & bruising; skin is not broken

A. contusion

B. abrasion

C. lesion

D. fracture


Heart is ________ located in chest cavity

A. dorsally

B. medially

C. ventrally

D. sturdily


Inflammation of the skin

A. eczema

B. dermatitis

C. psoriasis

D. vitiligo


We hear the heartbeat by listening over ________ of heart

A. base

B. side

C. apex

D. medial


The position a patient would be put into for spinal surgery

A. cephalic

B. cervical

C. supine

D. prone


What is the skin’s primary function?

A. temperature regulation

B. protection

C. secrete fluids

D. sense pain


What means more toward back or spinal cord side of body

A. superior

B. inferior

C. posterior

D. ventral


General term for wound, injury, or abnormality

A. contusion

B. abrasion

C. lesion

D. fracture


Collection of pus in the skin

A. pimple

B. acne

C. keloid

D. abscess


The position a patient would be put into for abdominal surgery

A. cephalic

B. abdominal

C. supine

D. prone




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