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1
Which type of membrane is comprised of only connective tissue?
A)mucous
B)synovial
C)cutaneous
D)serous
2
Mesothelium is a term that refers to _____ membranes.
A)serous
B)mucous
C)cutaneous
D)synovial
3
The skin is called the _____ membrane.
A)epithelial
B)serous
C)synovial
D)cutaneous
4
Which membrane can be comprised of the most diverse types of epithelial and connective tissues?
A)synovial
B)cutaneous
C)mucous
D)serous
5
Which type of membrane is found around the abdominal organs?
A)mucous
B)serous
C)epithelial
D)cutaneous
6
The _____ separates the epidermis from the dermis.
A)epithelial cells
B)presence of adipose
C)basement membrane
D)subcutaneous layer
7
The youngest cells would be found in the stratum _____.
A)corneum
B)basale
C)spinosum
D)granulosum
8
Where is the greatest amount of keratin found?
A)dermis
B)stratum basale
C)stratum corneum
D)stratum spinosum
9
The stratum basale is also called the stratum _____.
A)corneum
B)spinosum
C)granulosum
D)germinativum
10
Calluses are thickened areas that are formed in response to a/an _____.
A)lack of blood flow
B)increase in friction or pressure
C)increase in abnormal mitosis
D)increase in blood flow
11
The following terms belong together except which one?
A)bedsore
B)necrosis
C)decubitus ulcer
D)pressure ulcer
12
The pigment producing melanocytes are found in the _____ layer.
A)spinosum
B)granulosum
C)basale
D)corneum
13
What is the major factor that protects skin from the damaging effects of sunlight?
A)moisture in the skin
B)the thickness of the stratum corneum
C)the presence of melanin
D)active mitosis
14
The following are functions of the skin except which one?
A)protects joints
B)prevents water loss
C)reduces the chance of infection
D)protects against harmful chemicals
15
Cells that surround melanocytes may contain more melanin than the melanocytes because of the process of _____.
A)mutation
B)cell rupture
C)having cellular extensions
D)cytocrine secretion
16
Skin cancer most likely arises from which type cells?
A)dermal
B)melanocytes
C)epithelial cells
D)stratum corneum cells
17
The _____ structures are associated with detecting deep pressure within the skin.
A)Meissner corpuscles
B)free nerve endings
C)Pacinian corpuscles
D)motor nerve fibers
18
Most of the sensory fibers and structures are located in the _____ region.
A)dermis
B)subcutaneous
C)epidermis
D)stratum basale
19
Meissner corpuscles respond to a stimulus of _____.
A)pressure
B)heat
C)light touch
D)cold objects
20
The subcutaneous layer can also be referred to as the _____.
A)dermis
B)epidermis
C)stratum malpighii
D)hypodermis
21
The presence of _____ is an indication of being in the hypodermis.
A)melanin
B)keratin
C)adipose tissue
D)blood vessels
22
The main tissue in the dermis is _____.
A)regular dense connective tissue
B)stratified squamous epithelium
C)smooth muscle
D)irregular dense connective tissue
23
What is the main factor in preserving body heat?
A)the thickness of the epidermis
B)the presence of adipose
C)skin moisture
D)adequate dermal blood vessels
24
The part of the hair from the surface into the dermis is the _____.
A)shaft
B)follicle
C)root
D)dermal papilla
25
A group of cells that surrounds the developing hair is called the _____.
A)shaft
B)follicle
C)root
D)cuticle
26
The darkness of hair is due mainly to _____.
A)the density of the shaft
B)melanin concentration
C)lack of air gaps
D)keratin distribution
27
The color of red hair is due to _____.
A)trichosiderin
B)melanin
C)keratin
D)lack of melanin
28
Goose bumps in the skin are caused by contraction of the _____ in response to cold or emotions.
A)skeletal muscles below
B)arrector pili muscles
C)dermal papillae
D)sebaceous glands
29
The following relate to sebaceous glands except which one?
A)produce sebum
B)are associated with hair follicles
C)provide waterproofing
D)use merocrine methods
30
The following belong together except which one?
A)acne vulgaris
B)alopecia
C)comedones
D)pustules
31
Hair and fingernails are derived from the _____ cells.
A)subcutaneous
B)dermal papillary
C)epidermal
D)keratin
32
The most active growing region of the nails is the _____.
A)lunula
B)bed
C)plate
D)stratum corneum
33
Sweat glands can also be called _____ glands.
A)sebaceous
B)holocrine
C)sudoriferous
D)cutaneous
34
What actually controls and maintains body temperature?
A)the skin sweat glands
B)sensory skin receptors
C)the hypothalamus
D)local skin chemicals
35
The most easily regulated loss of heat through the skin is by _____.
A)conduction
B)convection
C)radiation
D)evaporation
36
The greatest source of body heat is through _____.
A)the hypothalamus
B)prevention of sweating
C)constriction of blood vessels
D)contraction of skeletal muscle
37
Cyanosis usually is the result of a reduction in _____.
A)melanin
B)hemoglobin
C)oxygen levels
D)the number of blood vessels
38
The pigment _____ found in vegetables can impart a yellow or orange color to the skin.
A)melanin
B)carotene
C)retinene
D)bilirubin
39
A(n) _____ is a procedure that uses skin from a deceased person to treat a burned area.
A)autograft
B)homograft
C)granulation tissue
D)deep partial-thickness graft







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