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1.  What is Wright's stain used primarily for?
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2.  What is the dura mater composed of?
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3.  What is compact bone?
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4.  Which fiber type gets its energy primarily from glycogen?
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5.  Where is masticatory mucosa found
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6.  What forms the epiphyseal growth plate?
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7.  Which of the following is NOT a function of the liver?
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8.  Which of the following forms myelin in the peripheral nervous system?
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9.  What is the outer layer of the GI tract called when it is abutting another organ?
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10.  What is cancellous bone?
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11.  Which of the following is found in the hair follicle?
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12.  Which type of cartilage is characterized by the presence of elastic fibers?
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13.  Which of the following is the exocrine portion of the pancreas?
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14.  What type of muscle has intercalated discs?
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15.  Which of the following responds to vibration and rapidly changing pressure?
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16.  Which organelle is considered the powerhouse of the cell?
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17.  What type of connective tissue is an undifferentiated tissue found in the embryo?
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18.  Which cranial nerve is responsible for general sensation to the posterior 1/3 of the tongue?
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19.  Which of the following is NOT primarily composed of connective tissue?
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20.  Where is thick skin found?
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21.  Which of the following is not associated with connective tissue?
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22.  What is the limiting membrane of a cell?
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23.  What is "compound microscope"?
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24.  What is the central portion of a tooth called?
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25.  What is the surface modification seen on the cells of the epididymis?
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26.  What is the space between the liver sinusoids and the hepatocytes called?
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27.  What type of tissue makes up the "Adam's apple"?
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28.  The reticular layer is part of which layer?
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29.  What surrounds a bundle of nerve fibers?
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30.  What covers the tooth that is embedded within the jaw?
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31.  What are the folds of the stomach called?
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32.  Which meninx covers the brain intimately?
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33.  Which of the following would be best suited to visualize reticular fibers?
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34.  What type of epithelial cells are as tall as they are wide?
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35.  What layer is NOT found in the gallbladder?
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36.  The papillary layer is part of which layer?
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37.  What cell surface modification is made of microtubules?
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38.  Which of the following is an organelle?
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39.  Which meninx is made of a dense irregular connective tissue?
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40.  Which of the following is NOT a glycosaminoglycan in cartilage?
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41.  Which of the following responds to continuous pressure?
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42.  During the preparation of a routine H&E slide, what allows the tissue to be visualized?
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43.  Which of the following lines the ventricles?
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44.  Which of the following is an acid dye?
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45.  What type of epithelium is associated with goblet cells?
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46.  What type of glands are the glands of Moll?
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47.  Which cell is a resting osteoblast?
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48.  What forms the skeleton of the fetus?
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49.  Which of the following stains is used for routine histological examination?
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50.  What is the covering of a bone?
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51.  What is the covering of an individual muscle fiber?
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52.  What are mucous surface cells?
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53.  What is line that bisects the dark band in muscle?
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54.  Which of the following is involved in the blood brain barrier?
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55.  What is the cell body of a neuron called?
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56.  TA new miracle skin cream recently hit the beauty counters which is suppose to stimulate collagen production. Which cell is it supposedly stimulating?
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57.  What is immature bone?
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58.  What do you call the simple squamous epithelium that lines the blood vessels?
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59.  What is the end of an axon called?
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60.  What are neurons in the retina?
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61.  What is unmineralized bone matrix?
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62.  What type of epithelium has dome shaped cells on the apical surface?
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63.  Which type of neuron is multipolar?
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64.  Where in the pancreas are islets of Langerhans most numerous?
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65.  What are Sudan stains used primarily for?
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66.  Collectively, what is the cytoplasm and nucleus called?
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67.  Which organelle is involved in lipid metabolism?
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68.  Which of the following is a unicellular gland?
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69.  Which fiber type is smaller in diameter?
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70.  Which cells secrete hydrochloric acid?
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71.  Which of the following can be classified as "embryonic connective tissue"?
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72.  Which layer contains Auerbach's plexus?
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73.  What structure is called yellow cartilage?
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74.  What type of tissue lines the upper esophagus?
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75.  What are the gaps that occur within the myelin sheath?
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76.  What type of adipose tissue tends to decrease as humans age?
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77.  What type of tissue is Wharton's jelly?
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78.  What is a gland called if it has an branched duct?
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79.  What is bone formation called when the bone is formed from a cartilage template?
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80.  What is the mature bone cell called?
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81.  Which type of cartilage is highly vascular?
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82.  What type of glands are the ceruminous glands?
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83.  What is the cell body of a neuron called?
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84.  Which of the following is the largest neuroglia cell?
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85.  Which connective tissue cell is derived from B lymphocytes?
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86.  What do you call the space where a chondrocyte sits in?
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87.  Which of the following are considered to be part of the meninges?
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88.  Which type of cartilage forms the skeleton of the fetus?
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89.  Which type of cartilage is characterized by the presence of thick bundles of collagen fibers?
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90.  Which layer contains the lamina propria?
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91.  What is the point that a neuron contacts a muscle called?
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92.  What is a gland called if the secretory portion is flask shaped?
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93.  Which of the following responds to pain?
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94.  Which organelle sorts and packages proteins within a cell?
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95.  What is tissue which surrounds a nerve fascicle?
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96.  What is actin?
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97.  Which cell is a phagocyte?
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98.  What is another term for muscle cells?
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99.  Which organ has a mucosa lined by nonkeratinized stratified squamous epithelium?
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100.  All of the following are properties of neurons, except:
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101.  What color do elastic fibers stain with Verhoeff Elastic stain?
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102.  Which of the following is NOT primarily composed of connective tissue?
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103.  Which one of these cells is not a cell type routinely found in loose connective tissue?
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104.  Which fiber type is seen in skeletal muscle?
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105.  What is the outer gray matter of the brain called?
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106.  The colloquialism "gray matter" refers to somebody using his intellect or reasoning ability. In reality, what is gray matter?
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107.  What are the modifications of the muscularis externa that is seen on the large intestine?
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108.  Where are Peyer's patches located?
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109.  What type of tissue lines the esophagus?
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110.  What type of tissue makes up the dermis of the skin?
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111.  What is the turret?
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112.  What is a receptor in muscle?
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113.  What is the connective tissue covering which surrounds cartilage?
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114.  Which type of cartilage is the most abundant?
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115.  What is the usual magnification of the ocular lens on a compound microscope?
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116.  What type of epithelium is more than one layer thick?
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117.  What is another term for the cytoplasm outside of organelles?
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118.  What is also called a low resistance junction?
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119.  Which microscope would be particularly useful for looking at living cells?
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120.  What is within the pulp cavity?
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121.  What is nonlamellar bone?
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122.  What is a collection of cell bodies outside the CNS called?
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123.  Which of the following is NOT a membranous organelle?
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124.  When using a compound microscope, what is the magnification of the oil immersion lens?
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125.  Where is the ependyma found?
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126.  What is the innervation of an apocrine sweat gland?
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127.  What provides tensile strength to a neuron?
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128.  Which of the following can be classified as "connective tissue proper"?
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129.  What is the covering of a nerve fiber?
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130.  Which of the following is NOT primarily composed of connective tissue?
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D.
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131.  Which of the following is found in the hair follicle?
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D.
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132.  Which of the following is found in the cerebellum?
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133.  What is the pancreatic duct?
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134.  What sits in a lacuna?
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135.  What are the spicules on spongy bone called?
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136.  What is the plasma membrane of a muscle cell called?
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137.  What is another term for the valve of Kerckring?
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138.  What are sensory neurons?
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139.  In what structure does blood run through between the hepatocytes?
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140.  Which of the following would be best suited for peripheral blood smears?
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141.  Which cell is the mature bone cell?
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142.  What is line that bisects the light band in muscle?
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143.  What structure contributes to the cells cytoskeleton?
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144.  A sarcomere is defined as the segment from _____ to ____?
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145.  Which type of cartilage is found in the walls of the eustachian tube?
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146.  What is another term for the brush border?
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147.  What are interneurons?
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148.  What type of tissue composes the kidney tubules?
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149.  What type of muscle contains sarcomeres?
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150.  What type of epithelium is one cell layer thick?
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151.  Which cranial nerve to the tongue is responsible for movement?
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152.  Which organelle contains digestive enzymes?
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153.  What structure is at the base of cilia?
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154.  In a good compound microscope, the focus knob does not have to be readjusted  when changing the magnification. What is this phenomenon called?
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155.  What type of tissue makes up the epiglottis?
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156.  What type of tissue lines most of the gastrointestinal tract?
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157.  What type of tissue makes up the rings of the trachea?
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158.  What is the classification of the pancreas?
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159.  Which of the following is composed of stratified squamous epithelium?
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160.  Which of the following is NOT lined by a serosa?
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161.  Which type of neuron is also called an internuncial neuron?
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162.  Where are apocrine sweat glands NOT found?
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163.  During the preparation of a routine H&E slide, what allows the tissue to hold its form? 
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