Skin Structure Quiz


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

A. histology

B. dermatology

C. etiology

D. trichology


Adipose tissue is most abundant in the ________________ layer under the skin.

A. epidermal

B. dermal

C. subcutaneous

D. transdermal


Nerve fibers that react to heat, cold, touch pressure and pain

A. motor nerve fibers

B. sensory nerve fibers

C. secretory nerve fibers

D. excretory nerve fibers


The skin contains two types of duct glands that extract oil, sweat and toxins:

A. sudoriferous glands and sweat glands

B. sebaceous glands and oil glands

C. sweat and heat glands

D. sebaceous and sudoriferous glands


What detects pain?

A. nerve endings

B. pacinian corpuscle

C. Meissner’s corpuscle

D. vein


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

A. stratum corneum and stratum lucidum

B. stratum granulosum and epidermis

C. papillary and reticular

D. papillary and corium


The underlying or inner layer of the skin which is also call the corium, cutis, or true skin is the

A. epidermis

B. dermis

C. papillary layer

D. subcutaneous tissue


What is the muscle that pulls hair upright?

A. bicep femoris

B. arrector pili

C. hair follicle

D. arrector spinae


The outermost and thinnest layer of the skin is the:
A. surface
B. epidermis
C. subcutaneous
D. dermis


Fatty tissue found below the dermis is:
A. papillae
B. papillary layer
C. tactile 
D. subcutaneous tissue


_________ play an important role in the skin’s health often aiding in healing, softening, keeping skin healthy and fighting diseases of the skin.

A. Oils

B. Vitamins

C. Lubricants

D. Antiseptics


The skin varies in thickness and and is found to be thickest on the:

A. lips

B. elbows

C. palms and soles

D. eyelids


What is the oily substance that hydrates the skin, prevents it from being dry and makes it waterproof?

A. sweat

B. cerumen

C. sebum

D. humus


The principle functions of the skin are protection, heat regulation, and

A. secretion, absorption and temperature

B. secretion, absorption and elasticity

C. excretion, secretion, and absorption

D. absorption, secretion and preservation


What produces sweat?

A. pore

B. sweat gland

C. sebaceous gland

D. epidermis


Identify the structure labeled “I”.

A. hair follicle

B. dermal capillaries

C. sebaceous gland


Nerve endings are most abundant on the

A. eyelids

B. elbows

C. fingertips

D. palms and soles


Part of the motor nerve fiber, what is responsible for our skin getting goose bumps?

A. sebaceous gland

B. arrectory pili muscle

C. sudoriferous gland

D. excretory follicle


The layer of the epidermis which contain scale-like cells that are continually shedding

A. epidermis

B. stratum corneum

C. dermis

D. papillary layer


The fatty layer found beneath the dermis is called:

A. subcutaneous

B. lymphatics

C. capilllaries

D. subarterial


What is the top layer of the skin called?

A. Dermis

B. Subcutaneous layer

C. Epidermis

D. Matrix


The skin is thinnest on the

A. lips

B. elbows

C. palms and soles

D. eyelids


The outermost layer of the skin which is commonly called the cuticle is technically called the:

A. epidermis

B. dermis

C. papillary layer

D. subcutaneous tissue


The underlying or inner layer of the skin, which is also called the derma corium, cutis, or true skin, is the: 
A. dermis
B. papillary
C. dermal
D. epidermis


The layer that is composed of several of different shaped cells and contains skin pigment is called

A. stratum corneum

B. stratum lucidum

C. stratum granulosum

D. stratum basile




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