Hair And Accessory Structures Of The Skin

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  • 1. 
    Hair is found on most skin surfaces except
    • A. 

      Back

    • B. 

      Soles and plantar surface of feet

    • C. 

      Palms

    • D. 

      Both a & b

    • E. 

      Both b & c

  • 2. 
    Hair is made up of _____________ & _______________ (mark all that apply)
    • A. 

      Dead keratinised cells

    • B. 

      Live keratinised cells

    • C. 

      Extracellular proteins

    • D. 

      Intracellular proteins

  • 3. 
    The superficial portion of the hair is called the
    • A. 

      Root

    • B. 

      Shaft

    • C. 

      Follicle

    • D. 

      Bulb

  • 4. 
    What are the three concentric layers that make up the shaft and root of the hair
    • A. 

      Follicle, bulb, medulla

    • B. 

      Medulla, cortex, cuticle

    • C. 

      Cuticle, follicle, cortex

    • D. 

      Medulla, follicle, cuticle

  • 5. 
     Which one of these is the inner most layer
    • A. 

      Medulla

    • B. 

      Cortex

    • C. 

      Cuticle

  • 6. 
    The cortex is made up of _____________ in grey or white hair
    • A. 

      Grey pigment

    • B. 

      Air

    • C. 

      Light pigment

    • D. 

      None of the above

  • 7. 
    At the inferior base of the bulb is the ____________ of the hair which contains blood vessels that nourish growing hair.
    • A. 

      Medulla

    • B. 

      Cortex

    • C. 

      Papilla

    • D. 

      Follicle

  • 8. 
    The Matrix of the hair - a ferminal layer of cells contained in the hair bulb arises from which layer of the epidermis
    • A. 

      Stratum basale

    • B. 

      Stratum spinosum

    • C. 

      Stratum granulosum

    • D. 

      Stratum lucidum

  • 9. 
    What are the muscles that extend from the dermis and attach to the hair follicle called ___________.  These muscles make the shaft become erect, which has the effect of causing goose bumps.
    • A. 

      Plexus

    • B. 

      Arrector pili

    • C. 

      Savaceous gland

  • 10. 
    What is the hair root plexus
    • A. 

      Muscles

    • B. 

      Glands

    • C. 

      Nerve endings

  • 11. 
    Each hair follicle goes through a growth cycle.  What cycle is described as "The hair is no longer growing and the follicle eventually shrinks to one sixth of its normal size"
    • A. 

      Growth phase (anagen)

    • B. 

      Transitional phrase (catagen)

    • C. 

      Resting Phase (telogen)

  • 12. 
    During which growth phase do the cells of the matrix differentiate, Keratinize and die. 
    • A. 

      Growth phase

    • B. 

      Transitional Phase

    • C. 

      Resting Phase

  • 13. 
    What is Alopecia
    • A. 

      Sudden hair growth

    • B. 

      Sudden hair loss

    • C. 

      Partial or complete lack of hair

  • 14. 
    What is the hair called on a foetus
    • A. 

      Vellus hairs

    • B. 

      Lanugo

    • C. 

      Terminal

  • 15. 
    What is the hair growth at puberty called.
    • A. 

      Vellus hairs

    • B. 

      Lanugo

    • C. 

      Terminal

  • 16. 
    The colour of hair is due to the amount and type of ___________
    • A. 

      Keratin

    • B. 

      Melanin

    • C. 

      Both of these

    • D. 

      None of these

  • 17. 
    Nails are made of
    • A. 

      Calcium cells

    • B. 

      Melanin cells

    • C. 

      Keratinised cells

  • 18. 
    What is the portion of the nail called that is visible
    • A. 

      Nail matrix

    • B. 

      Nail body

    • C. 

      Nail root

  • 19. 
    What is the crescent shaped area at the proximal part of the nail called
    • A. 

      Body

    • B. 

      Lunula

    • C. 

      Matrix

    • D. 

      Munula

  • 20. 
    What part of the nail is responsible for the growth of the nail
    • A. 

      Nail root

    • B. 

      Nail Matrix

    • C. 

      Nail body

  • 21. 
    Skin glands.   What are the glands called that secrete milk in a female
    • A. 

      Ceruminous glands

    • B. 

      Mammary glands

    • C. 

      Sudoriferous glands

  • 22. 
    Which glands are found in the inner ear
    • A. 

      Ceruminous glands

    • B. 

      Sudoriferous glands

    • C. 

      Sebaceous glands

  • 23. 
    What do sebaceous glands secrete
    • A. 

      Mixture of fats

    • B. 

      Water

    • C. 

      Bacteria

  • 24. 
    Which glands are sweat glands
    • A. 

      Sebaceous glands

    • B. 

      Sudoriferous glands

    • C. 

      Ceruminous glands

    • D. 

      Mammary glands

  • 25. 
    Which type of sudoriferous glands only function at puberty
    • A. 

      Eccrine Sweat glands

    • B. 

      Apocrine Sweat glands

    • C. 

      Both

    • D. 

      Neither

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