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1.  Which of the following is an acid dye?
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2.  Which of the following is the CNS macrophage?
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3.  Which type of cartilage is present in the temporomandibular joint?
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4.  What are the collagen fibers that extend into bone at an angle called?
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5.  Which of the following is NOT primarily composed of connective tissue?
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6.  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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7.  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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8.  What percentage of neurons are interneurons?
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9.  Which layer of the epidermis is also called the stratum germinativum?
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10.  What is the term for the process used by cells for the transport in of particulate matter?
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11.  Which of the following is NOT a function of skin?
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12.  On a microscope, what structure connects the eyepiece to the objective lens?
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13.  What is the surface modification seen on the cells of the epididymis?
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14.  What type of gland secretes its product directly into the bloodstream?
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15.  Where is masticatory mucosa found
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16.  What are mucous surface cells?
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17.  Which type of cartilage is characterized by the presence of chondrocytes sitting in lacunae?
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18.  What are interneurons?
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19.  Which type of cartilage is found in the walls of the eustachian tube?
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20.  Which layer contains the lamina propria?
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21.  What cell is involved in laying down new bone?
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22.  What type of tissue lines blood vessels?
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23.  Which of the following is composed of loose connective tissue?
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24.  Which of the following stains is used for routine histological examination?
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25.  Which of the following responds to continuous pressure?
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26.  Which of the following can be classified as "specialized connective tissue"?
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27.  Where is the site of protein synthesis?
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28.  What are the connection between the cystic duct and liver?
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29.  The papillary layer is part of which layer?
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30.  What is bundle bone?
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31.  What is another name for the bright field microscope?
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32.  What type of tissue lines the esophagus?
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33.  What is spongy bone?
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34.  What surrounds a nerve?
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35.  Which type of neuron is most abundant?
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36.  Which of the following is NOT a fiber found in connective tissue?
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37.  Which layer of the epidermis contains star shaped cells?
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38.  Which of the following is composed of dense irregular connective tissue?
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39.  Where is the ependyma found?
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40.  What is the surface layer of masticatory mucosa composed of?
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41.  Which of the following is NOT a function of the liver?
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42.  Which organelle contains digestive enzymes?
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43.  What is unmineralized bone matrix?
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44.  The colloquialism "gray matter" refers to somebody using his intellect or reasoning ability. In reality, what is gray matter?
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45.  Which layer contains the lining epithelium?
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46.  Which fiber type is seen in smooth muscle?
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47.  Which of the following lines the ventricles?
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48.  Which of the following is found in the hair follicle?
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49.  Which fiber type gets its energy primarily from glycogen?
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50.  Which fiber type is larger in diameter?
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51.  What is the growing part of the nail?
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52.  What is line that bisects the light band in muscle?
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53.  How many types of cartilage are there?
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54.  Which connective tissue cell type produces collagen?
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55.  What is a gland called if the secretory portion is tube shaped ending in a flask shaped area at the terminus?
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56.  What structure contributes to the cells cytoskeleton?
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57.  What is the cell body of a neuron called?
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58.  What covers the visible portion of a tooth ?
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59.  Which of the following are considered to be part of the meninges?
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60.  What is the space between the liver sinusoids and the hepatocytes called?
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61.  What do you call the simple squamous epithelium that lines the abdominal cavity?
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62.  What cell is involved in bone resorption?
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63.  Which of the following forms myelin in the peripheral nervous system?
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64.  Which fiber type is make up fast-twitch muscle?
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65.  What is the innermost layer of the GI tract called?
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66.  What is a receptor in muscle?
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67.  What type of muscle has visible cross striations?
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68.  Which layer of the epidermis has cells which have keratohyaline granules?
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69.  Which cranial nerve to the tongue is responsible for movement?
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70.  Which of the following is composed of cardiac muscle?
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71.  Which type of cartilage forms the skeleton of the fetus?
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72.  What surrounds a bundle of nerve fibers?
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73.  What are Sudan stains used primarily for?
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74.  What are the folds on the inner mitochodrial membrane called?
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75.  What is the primary component of red marrow?
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76.  What structure is called yellow cartilage?
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77.  Which region are goblet cells most numerous?
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78.  What is the dura mater composed of?
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79.  On a microscope, what structure varies the diameter of the cone of light?
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80.  Which type of neuron is multipolar?
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81.  Which of the following is an element of the peripheral nervous system?
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82.  Which cell is a hepatic macrophage?
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83.  What is the connective tissue covering around the brain and spinal cord?
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84.  When using a compound microscope, objective lenses can be found to have a magnification of all of the following, EXCEPT?
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85.  What are the small tunnels seen in bone?
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86.  Where in the pancreas are islets of Langerhans most numerous?
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87.  Which layer of the epidermis is present only in thick skin?
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88.  What cells of the pancreas secrete somatostatin?
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89.  Which of the following is composed of smooth muscle?
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90.  Which type of cartilage is the most abundant?
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91.  Which of the following layers comprise the skin?
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92.  What is another term for the Haversian system?
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93.  What bisects the H band?
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94.  What is the cylindrical structure in compact bone?
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95.  Lance Armstrong is the seven time winner of the Tour de France. The Tour de France is a bicycle race which covers between 3500 to 4000 kilometers. What type of muscle fiber probably predominates in his legs?
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96.  What is another term for muscle cells?
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97.  What are Sharpey's fibers?
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98.  What is tissue which surrounds a nerve fascicle?
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99.  What is the polysaccharide coating that is sometimes found on the cell membrane?
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100.  What is also called a low resistance junction?
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101.  Which of the following is an element of the central nervous system?
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102.  What is the portion of the nail which is underneath skin?
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103.  What is the mature cell in cartilage called?
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104.  Which type of cartilage forms the symphysis pubis?
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105.  What is the outer connective tissue covering of a muscle?
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106.  Which of the following would be best suited for peripheral blood smears?
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107.  What is the covering of an individual muscle fiber?
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108.  What type of glands are the ceruminous glands?
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109.  Which organelle is involved in lipid metabolism?
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110.  What type of gland secretes its product through a duct or tube?
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111.  What is the limiting membrane of a cell?
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112.  Which of the following can be classified as "specialized connective tissue"?
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113.  Which is the most abundant fiber in connective tissue?
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114.  What is the cell body of a neuron called?
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115.  Which of the following forms myelin in the central nervous system?
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116.  What is the light band in muscle?
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117.  What is the dura mater composed of?
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118.  What structure is at the base of cilia?
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119.  Where is thick skin found?
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120.  What is actin?
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121.  How thick is the plasma membrane?
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122.  During the preparation of a routine H&E slide, what step occurs after the tissue is preserved?
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123.  What is a collection of nerve cell bodies outside of the central nervous system called?
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124.  Where can hair be found?
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125.  Which cells secrete hydrochloric acid?
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126.  What is the connective tissue covering which surrounds cartilage?
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127.  What is the hollow area underneath an osteoclast called?
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128.  What are the supporting cells in the central nervous system called?
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129.  During the preparation of a routine H&E slide, what allows the tissue to hold its form? 
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130.  Which type of papillae on the tongue is not well developed in man?
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131.  What surrounds the pulp cavity?
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132.  What cell type makes up the mucosa of the gallbladder?
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133.  Which cell is the most abundant cell in the epidermis?
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134.  Where do you place the slide when using a microscope?
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135.  Which of the following is supporting cell of the central nervous system?
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136.  Where is white matter?
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137.  What are sensory neurons?
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138.  Which fiber type has more myoglobin?
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139.  Which connective tissue cell type produces the ground substance in connective tissue?
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140.  Which type of cartilage is highly vascular?
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141.  Which of the following is the most abundant neuroglia cell?
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142.  What is a gland called if it has an branched duct?
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143.  Which of the following responds to vibration and rapidly changing pressure?
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144.  What cell is an immature bone cell?
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145.  Which type of cartilage forms the intervertebral disc?
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146.  What is the primary cell of the intestinal epithelium of the large intestine?
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147.  Which of the following is an organelle?
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148.  Which of the following is NOT a membranous organelle?
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149.  When using oil immersion to view a tissue, what is the refractive index of the oil?
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150.  Which of the following is the exocrine portion of the pancreas?
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151.  What are the bundle of longitudinal contractile elements within a muscle cell called?
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152.  What is the primary component of myelin?
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153.  What structure is at the angle of the liver lobule?
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154.  What is the lymphatic capillary within a villus of the small intestine called?
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155.  What is another term for the cell body of a neuron?
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156.  What type of muscle is always multinucleated?
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157.  What type of epithelial cells are taller than they are wide?
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158.  Which sensory receptor in the skin is NOT encapsulated?
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159.  Which layer is NOT present in masticatory epithelium?
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160.  Which organelle sorts and packages proteins within a cell?
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161.  The reticular layer is part of which layer?
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162.  How many neurons are in the body of man?
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