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Skin Appendages Quiz


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Which layer contains accessory structures such as sweat glands, sebaceous glands, and hair follicles?

A. epidermis

B. dermis

C. hypodermis

D. hyperdermis


All of the following are appendages of the skin EXCEPT?

A. pineal gland

B. nails

C. sebaceous glands

D. hair


Oil glands that are connected to hair follicles are also called?

A. sudoriferous glands

B. sebaceous glands

C. arrector glands

D. substance glands


The deepest layer of the epidermis, the basal cell layer, is also known as the: 

A. stratum germinativum

B. stratum corneum

C. stratum spinosum

D. keratin dermis


The medical branch of science that deals with the study of the skin, its functions and diseases, is:

A. dermatology

B. physiology

C. anatomy

D. histology


Noncontagious skin disease, may be hereditary, thick red area covered with white or silver scales

A. Eczema

B. Impetigo

C. Dermatitis

D. Psoriasis


Auto-immune disease where the body attacks it’s own tissues and forms scar tissue on the skin and organs.

A. Staph infection

B. scleroderma

C. alopecia

D. exzema


What causes acne?

A. clogged sebaceous glands

B. clogged apocrine glands

C. clogged merocrine glands

D. clogged sweat glands


The sweat gland that produces “sticky” sweat is the

A. Apocrine gland

B. Eccrine gland

C. Sudoriferous gland

D. Sebaceous gland


The tiny grains of pigment deposited in cells that provide skin with its color are?

A. protein

B. keratin

C. melanin

D. collagen


This type of Skin Cancer is the most dangerous

A. Basal Cell Carcinoma

B. Squamous Cell Carcinoma

C. Melanoma


The dermis layer is made up of two layers, which are the:

A. papillary and reticular

B. papillary and dermal

C. dermal and tactile

D. tactile and reticular


What is the name of tube that our hair grows from?

A. Follicle

B. Root

C. Shaft

D. Sebaceous


Condition where melanin is destroyed and white patches appear in dark skin tone areas.

A. rosacea

B. vitiligo

C. vertigo

D. impetigo


The surface of healthy skin is slightly?

A. yellow

B. alkaline

C. rough

D. acidic




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