Medical Quiz

Skin Structure, Growth & Nutrition Quiz


A small elevation on the skin that contains no fluid but may develop pus is a ____.

A. comedo

B. papule

C. callus

D. pustule

The surface of healthy skin is slightly _____.

A. rough

B. alkaline

C. yellow

D. acidic

A fatty or oily secretion that lubricates the skin and preserves the softness of the hair is _____.

A. sebum

B. lymph

C. pus

D. melanin

When sebum hardens and the sebaceous duct becomes clogged, the pore impaction that is formed is a

A. scar

B. lubricant

C. secretory coil

D. comedo

Fatty tissue found below the dermis is called

A. subcutancous tissue

B. papillary layer

C. papillae

D. tactile

Vitamins are considered ______.

A. nutritional requirements

B. nutritional supplements

C. cosmetic ingredients

D. prescription medications

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

A. anatomy

B. histology

C. dermatology

D. physiology

if the skin of an average adult were stretched out, it would cover more then how many square inches

A. 1,500

B. 3,000

C. 5,000

D. 2,000

What is the principal component of hair and nails

A. collagen

B. melanin

C. elastin

D. keratin

Vitamin __ may help improve the skins elasticity and thickness

A. a

B. b

C. c

D. d

Nerves that regulate the excretion of perspiration from the sudoriferous glands and control the flow of sebum to the surface of the skin are _____.

A. motor nerve fibers

B. sensory nerve fibers

C. secretory nerve fibers

D. impulse nerve fibers

Lack of water is the principal cause of ______.

A. daytime fatigue

B. daytime hunger

C. daytime mood swings

D. daytime memory loss

The USDA recommends that people eat _____.

A. zero salt and zero sugar

B. large amounts of salt and sugar

C. moderate amounts of salt and sugar

D. moderate amounts of salt and no sugar

Skin gets its strength, form and flexibility from _______.

A. collagen and keratin

B. sebum and melanin

C. keratin and elastin

D. collagen and elastin

What is a small, round elevation on the skin that contains no fluid but may develop pus?

A. papule

B. keratin

C. dermal papillae

D. collagen

This specialist who provides cleansing treatments for the skin

A. esthetician

B. dermatologist

C. manicurist

D. pedicuridt

the clear fluid that bathes skin cells, remove toxins and cellular waste, and has immune functions is called

A. lymph

B. blood

C. adipose

D. collagen

the nerve fibers that regulate the excretion of perspiration are

A. motor

B. secretory

C. passive

D. sensory

The nutrient needed for energy to run every function within the body is _____.

A. vitamins

B. proteins

C. carbohydrates

D. fats

Small, cone-shaped elevations at the bottom of hair follicles are known as _____.

A. papules

B. sensory nerve fibers

C. dermal papillae

D. melanocytes

The small, cone-shaped elevations at the bottom of hair follicles are called

A. tactile corpuscles

B. sebaceous glands

C. melanocytes

D. dermal papillae

A raised, inflamed papule with a white or yellow center containing pus is in the top of the lesion is a _____.

A. papillary

B. pustule

C. callus

D. comedo

The average adult skin weighs __ pounds

A. 3 to 6

B. 9 to 12

C. 6 to 9

D. 12 to 15

Which vitamin helps protect the skin from the harmful effects of the suns UV light?

A. Vitamin A

B. Vitamin D

C. Vitamin E

D. Vitamin C

What is a fibrous protein that gives skin form and strength?

A. keratin

B. dermal papillae

C. papule

D. collagen


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