Dermatology Terms: Trivia Questions! Quiz

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Think you are a dermatology expert? How many dermatology terms are you aware of? This quiz will help to broaden your knowledge of skin terminology. With this quiz, you will need to be aware of terms such as the epidermis, dermis, hypodermis, and xeroderma. You will also be responsible for knowing what an abscess is, which gland secretes wax, and why acne is considered as inflammation of the skin. Put on your game face and take this incredible quiz.


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  • 1. 

    The Skin regulates the body's_____________.

    • A.

      Temperature

    • B.

      Hormones

    • C.

      Oxygen

    Correct Answer
    A. Temperature
    Explanation
    The skin plays a crucial role in regulating the body's temperature. It contains sweat glands that produce sweat to cool down the body when it becomes too hot. Additionally, the blood vessels in the skin can dilate or constrict to release or retain heat, helping to maintain a stable body temperature. Therefore, the skin is responsible for regulating the body's temperature.

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  • 2. 

    The epidermis is the top layer of the skin and has no blood or nerve supply.

    • A.

      True

    • B.

      False

    Correct Answer
    A. True
    Explanation
    The epidermis is indeed the top layer of the skin and does not have any blood or nerve supply. It is primarily composed of dead skin cells that serve as a protective barrier for the underlying layers of the skin. The lack of blood vessels and nerves in the epidermis is what makes it unable to feel pain or bleed when injured. Instead, it relies on the underlying layers of the skin for nourishment and sensation.

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  • 3. 

    Hair:

    • A.

      Onych/o

    • B.

      Corium

    • C.

      Trich/o

    Correct Answer
    C. Trich/o
    Explanation
    The term "trich/o" refers to hair. It is commonly used in medical terminology to describe conditions or procedures related to hair. This could include hair loss, hair growth, or hair follicle disorders. Therefore, "trich/o" is the correct answer in this case.

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  • 4. 

    The Dermis is a living_________________with nerve supplies, hair follicles, veins, and glands.

    Correct Answer
    organ
    Explanation
    The dermis is a layer of skin that is considered an organ because it is composed of different tissues and has specific functions. It is living because it contains cells and structures that are essential for its functioning. The dermis is rich in nerve supplies, which allow for sensory perception, hair follicles for hair growth, veins for blood circulation, and glands for sweat and oil production. All these characteristics make the dermis an organ that is vital for the overall health and protection of the body.

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  • 5. 

    The Hypodermis is:

    • A.

      the third fatty layer of skin

    • B.

      A pathological condition

    • C.

      A lesion caused by trauma

    Correct Answer
    A. the third fatty layer of skin
    Explanation
    The hypodermis refers to the third fatty layer of the skin. It is located beneath the dermis and serves as an insulating layer, providing cushioning and protection to the underlying structures. The hypodermis also plays a role in storing energy in the form of fat.

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  • 6. 

    Onychomalacia means_____________________of the nails.

    Correct Answer
    softening
    soft nails
    Explanation
    Onychomalacia refers to the softening of the nails. This condition causes the nails to become weak and brittle, making them more prone to breakage and damage. It can be caused by various factors such as nutritional deficiencies, trauma to the nails, or underlying health conditions. Soft nails are a characteristic symptom of onychomalacia, indicating the abnormal softness and fragility of the nails.

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  • 7. 

    Ungu/al means pertaining to the ________________.

    Correct Answer
    nails
    nail
    Explanation
    The word "ungu/al" is derived from the Latin word "unguis" which means "nail". Therefore, "ungu/al" pertains to nails.

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  • 8. 

    Xeroderma means ____________ skin.

    Correct Answer
    dry
    Explanation
    Xeroderma is a medical term that refers to dry skin. The prefix "xero-" means dry, and "derma" refers to the skin. Therefore, xeroderma signifies the condition of having dry skin.

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  • 9. 

    Pilonidal means pertaining to:

    • A.

      Ratty hair

    • B.

      Hair in a nest

    • C.

      Oily hair

    Correct Answer
    B. Hair in a nest
    Explanation
    The term "pilonidal" refers to a condition called pilonidal sinus or cyst, which is a small hole or tunnel that develops in the skin, usually at the top of the buttocks crease. The word "pilonidal" is derived from Latin words "pilus" meaning hair and "nidus" meaning nest. Therefore, the correct answer "hair in a nest" accurately describes the condition, as it is characterized by the presence of hair trapped in a cyst or sinus, resembling a nest-like structure.

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  • 10. 

    Albinism means no pigementation.

    • A.

      Albinism means no pigmentation

    • B.

      Albinism means a condition of the hair.

    Correct Answer
    A. Albinism means no pigmentation
    Explanation
    Albinism is a genetic condition characterized by the absence or reduction of pigmentation in the skin, hair, and eyes. This lack of pigmentation is caused by a deficiency in melanin production. Individuals with albinism often have very pale skin, white or light-colored hair, and light-colored eyes. The absence of pigmentation in these individuals can make them more susceptible to sunburn and vision problems. Therefore, the statement "Albinism means no pigmentation" accurately describes the condition.

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  • 11. 

    Hyperhidrosis means abnormal condition of excessive_____________.

    Correct Answer
    sweating
    sweat
    Explanation
    Hyperhidrosis refers to a medical condition characterized by an abnormal and excessive production of sweat. It is a condition where an individual sweats more than what is necessary to regulate body temperature. This excessive sweating can occur in specific areas of the body, such as the hands, feet, underarms, or can be generalized throughout the body. The terms "sweating" and "sweat" both accurately describe the symptom of excessive perspiration in hyperhidrosis.

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  • 12. 

    Pertaining to under the skin:

    • A.

      Subcyst

    • B.

      Hypogenic

    • C.

      Hypodermic

    Correct Answer
    C. Hypodermic
    Explanation
    The term "hypodermic" refers to something that is related to or situated beneath the skin. It is commonly used to describe injections or medications that are administered directly into the subcutaneous layer of the skin. The other options, "subcyst" and "hypogenic," do not specifically relate to being under the skin. "Subcyst" could potentially refer to something beneath a cyst, but it is not a commonly used term. "Hypogenic" refers to something that is formed or originating from below the surface of the earth, and it does not directly relate to being under the skin.

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  • 13. 

    An abcess is a localized collection of pus in any body part resulting from the invasion of a pyogenic bacterium.

    • A.

      True

    • B.

      False

    Correct Answer
    A. True
    Explanation
    An abscess is indeed a localized collection of pus in any body part. This occurs when a pyogenic bacterium invades the body, causing an infection. The body's immune response leads to the formation of pus, which is a mixture of dead cells, bacteria, and tissue debris. Therefore, the statement "An abscess is a localized collection of pus in any body part resulting from the invasion of a pyogenic bacterium" is true.

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  • 14. 

    Scleroderma means _________________ of the skin.

    Correct Answer
    hardening
    Explanation
    Scleroderma is a medical condition characterized by the hardening of the skin. This term is derived from the Greek words "sclero" meaning hard and "derma" meaning skin. The condition causes the skin to become thick, tight, and rigid due to the excessive production of collagen. Hardening is an accurate description of the primary symptom of scleroderma, making it the correct answer.

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  • 15. 

    Acne is inflammation of the __________________ glands.

    Correct Answer
    sebaceous
    Explanation
    Acne is a common skin condition characterized by inflammation. The sebaceous glands are responsible for producing sebum, an oily substance that helps lubricate the skin. When these glands become inflamed, it can lead to the development of acne. Therefore, the correct answer is "sebaceous."

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  • 16. 

    The ceruminous gland secretes wax.

    • A.

      True

    • B.

      False

    Correct Answer
    A. True
    Explanation
    The ceruminous gland is a type of gland found in the ear canal. Its main function is to produce and secrete cerumen, commonly known as earwax. Earwax serves as a protective barrier, trapping dust, dirt, and other particles to prevent them from entering the ear. It also helps to lubricate the ear canal and keep the skin in the ear moist. Therefore, it is true that the ceruminous gland secretes wax.

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  • 17. 

    The ceruminous gland is only located in the _______.

    Correct Answer
    ear
    Explanation
    The ceruminous gland is a specialized gland that is found exclusively in the ear. These glands are responsible for producing cerumen, also known as earwax, which helps to protect and lubricate the ear canal. The presence of ceruminous glands in the ear is essential for maintaining ear health and preventing the entry of foreign particles or insects into the ear. Therefore, the correct answer is ear.

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  • 18. 

    Alopecia means_________.

    Correct Answer
    baldness
    no hair
    without hair
    Explanation
    Alopecia refers to the condition of having no hair or experiencing baldness. It is characterized by the absence or loss of hair on the scalp or other parts of the body. Therefore, the terms "baldness," "no hair," and "without hair" all accurately describe the meaning of alopecia.

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  • 19. 

    Basal Cell Carcinoma is slow growing.

    • A.

      True

    • B.

      False

    Correct Answer
    A. True
    Explanation
    Basal Cell Carcinoma is a type of skin cancer that typically grows slowly over time. It is the most common form of skin cancer and usually appears as a small, shiny bump or a pink patch of skin. The slow growth of Basal Cell Carcinoma allows for early detection and treatment, which is why it is often considered less dangerous than other types of skin cancer. However, if left untreated, it can invade surrounding tissues and cause significant damage. Therefore, it is important to regularly check for any changes in the skin and consult a healthcare professional if any suspicious growths or changes occur.

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  • 20. 

    Cellulitis is the inflammation of the:

    • A.

      Adipose cells

    • B.

      Cellular or connective tissue

    • C.

      Buttocks

    Correct Answer
    B. Cellular or connective tissue
    Explanation
    Cellulitis is the inflammation of the cellular or connective tissue. This condition occurs when bacteria enter the skin through a cut or wound, causing an infection that spreads to the deeper layers of the skin. The inflammatory response in cellulitis affects the cellular or connective tissue, leading to redness, swelling, pain, and warmth in the affected area. Prompt medical treatment with antibiotics is necessary to prevent the infection from spreading further and causing complications.

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