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  • 1. 

    What are the three types of skin?

    Explanation
    The three types of skin are epidermis, hypodermis, and dermis. The epidermis is the outermost layer of the skin and provides protection. The hypodermis is the deepest layer and contains fat cells that help insulate the body. The dermis is the middle layer and contains blood vessels, nerves, and hair follicles.

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  • 2. 

    Visible part of the eye *changes pupil size

    • A.

      Cornea

    • B.

      Retina

    • C.

      Fovea

    • D.

      Iris

    Correct Answer
    D. Iris
    Explanation
    The iris is the colored part of the eye that surrounds the pupil. It contains muscles that control the size of the pupil, which is the black circular opening in the center of the iris. The iris can contract or dilate these muscles to adjust the size of the pupil, allowing more or less light to enter the eye. Therefore, the iris is responsible for changing the pupil size, which affects the amount of light that reaches the retina and ultimately the clarity of vision.

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  • 3. 

    Transparent *lots of nerves; covering of eye*bends light; avascular

    • A.

      Cornea

    • B.

      Retina

    • C.

      Macula

    • D.

      Sclera

    Correct Answer
    A. Cornea
    Explanation
    The cornea is the transparent covering of the eye that bends light as it enters the eye. It is avascular, meaning it does not have any blood vessels, but it does contain a lot of nerves. This allows it to transmit sensory information to the brain, such as detecting pain or foreign objects in the eye.

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  • 4. 

    Light passes through, opening is created by iris

    • A.

      Lens

    • B.

      Pupil

    • C.

      Iris

    • D.

      Cornea

    Correct Answer
    B. Pupil
    Explanation
    The pupil is the correct answer because it is the opening in the center of the iris through which light passes through. The iris is responsible for controlling the size of the pupil, depending on the amount of light present. The cornea and lens also play a role in focusing the light onto the retina, but they do not create the opening through which light enters the eye.

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  • 5. 

    Adjustable for focusing light on retina; avascular; changes shape

    • A.

      Lens

    • B.

      Pupil

    • C.

      Macula

    • D.

      Iris

    Correct Answer
    A. Lens
    Explanation
    The lens is the correct answer because it is adjustable for focusing light on the retina. It is also avascular, meaning it does not have blood vessels, and it can change shape to help with the process of accommodation, allowing us to focus on objects at different distances.

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  • 6. 

    Encircles the lens; it's muscles control the lens shape

    • A.

      Retina

    • B.

      Ciliary body

    • C.

      Optic nerve

    • D.

      Posterior segment

    Correct Answer
    B. Ciliary body
    Explanation
    The ciliary body is the correct answer because it encircles the lens and its muscles control the shape of the lens. The ciliary body is responsible for adjusting the shape of the lens to focus on objects at different distances, allowing us to see clearly. It contains muscles called ciliary muscles that contract or relax to change the tension on the suspensory ligaments, which in turn changes the shape of the lens. This adjustment of the lens shape is crucial for the process of accommodation, which enables us to focus on objects at different distances.

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  • 7. 

    Its cells absorb light and prevent it from scattering the eye* receives the light

    • A.

      Choroid

    • B.

      Iris

    • C.

      Lens

    • D.

      Retina

    Correct Answer
    D. Retina
    Explanation
    The retina is the correct answer because it is the part of the eye that receives light. It contains cells called photoreceptors that absorb light and convert it into electrical signals that can be interpreted by the brain. The retina is located at the back of the eye and plays a crucial role in vision.

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  • 8. 

    Blood vessels provide nutrition to all eye, brown pigment helps absorb light

    • A.

      Choroid

    • B.

      Fovea

    • C.

      Ciliary body

    • D.

      Sclera

    Correct Answer
    A. Choroid
    Explanation
    The choroid is a layer of blood vessels located between the retina and the sclera of the eye. It is responsible for providing nutrition and oxygen to the various structures of the eye, including the retina. Additionally, the choroid contains a dark brown pigment that helps to absorb excess light, preventing glare and improving visual acuity.

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  • 9. 

    Contains only cones

    • A.

      Sclera

    • B.

      Choroid

    • C.

      Anterior segment

    • D.

      Fovea

    Correct Answer
    D. Fovea
    Explanation
    The fovea is a small depression in the retina of the eye where visual acuity is highest. It is responsible for central vision and contains a high density of cone cells, which are responsible for color vision and visual acuity. The other options listed (sclera, choroid, and anterior segment) do not specifically refer to structures that exclusively contain cones.

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  • 10. 

    Contains mostly cones

    • A.

      Fovea

    • B.

      Macula

    • C.

      Posterior segment

    • D.

      Sclera

    Correct Answer
    B. Macula
    Explanation
    The macula is a small, specialized area located near the center of the retina in the eye. It contains mostly cones, which are photoreceptor cells responsible for color vision and detailed central vision. The macula is responsible for providing us with sharp, clear vision and is essential for tasks such as reading, driving, and recognizing faces. The other options listed (fovea, posterior segment, and sclera) do not specifically refer to areas that contain mostly cones or have the same level of importance in visual perception.

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  • 11. 

    Takes information from retina to the brain

    • A.

      Sclera

    • B.

      Macula

    • C.

      Optic nerve

    • D.

      Transitional lens

    Correct Answer
    C. Optic nerve
    Explanation
    The optic nerve is responsible for transmitting visual information from the retina to the brain. It is a bundle of nerve fibers that carries the electrical signals generated by the photoreceptor cells in the retina to the visual cortex in the brain, where the signals are processed to form visual perception. The optic nerve acts as a communication pathway between the eye and the brain, allowing us to see and interpret the visual world around us.

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  • 12. 

    Protects and shapes the eyeball and provides a sturdy white anchoring site for extrinsic eye muscles

    • A.

      Ciliary body

    • B.

      Sclera

    • C.

      Choroid

    • D.

      Posteria segment

    Correct Answer
    B. Sclera
    Explanation
    The sclera is the correct answer because it protects and shapes the eyeball. It is the tough, white outer layer of the eye that covers most of the eyeball's surface. The sclera also provides a sturdy anchoring site for the extrinsic eye muscles, which are responsible for moving the eye in different directions.

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  • 13. 

    Aqueuous humor is in it, more liquid-y

    • A.

      Anterior segment

    • B.

      Ciliary body

    • C.

      Posterior segment

    • D.

      Sclera

    Correct Answer
    A. Anterior segment
    Explanation
    The anterior segment of the eye refers to the front part of the eye, which includes the structures in front of the lens. It consists of the cornea, iris, anterior chamber, and ciliary body. The aqueous humor is a clear, watery fluid that fills the anterior chamber, providing nutrients and maintaining the shape of the eye. Therefore, the presence of aqueous humor in the anterior segment makes it more liquid-y compared to the posterior segment, which contains the vitreous humor, a gel-like substance.

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  • 14. 

    Vitreous humor, more jelly-like

    • A.

      Anterior segment

    • B.

      Sclera

    • C.

      Macula

    • D.

      Posterior segment

    Correct Answer
    D. Posterior segment
    Explanation
    The correct answer is "posterior segment." The posterior segment refers to the back part of the eye, which includes the vitreous humor. The vitreous humor is a jelly-like substance that fills the space between the lens and the retina. It helps maintain the shape of the eye and allows light to pass through to the retina. The anterior segment, on the other hand, refers to the front part of the eye, which includes the sclera (white outer layer of the eye) and the macula (a small area in the center of the retina responsible for central vision).

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  • 15. 

    What two parts of the eye are responsible for most of the refraction of light that hits the retina?

    Correct Answer
    cornea lens
    lens cornea
    Explanation
    The cornea and lens are responsible for most of the refraction of light that hits the retina. The cornea, which is the transparent front part of the eye, helps to focus light onto the retina by bending it as it enters the eye. The lens, located behind the cornea, further fine-tunes the focus by changing its shape to adjust for near or far vision. Together, the cornea and lens work to ensure that light is properly focused onto the retina, allowing for clear vision.

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  • 16. 

    What is the "white" of the eyes?

    Correct Answer
    sclera
    Explanation
    The white of the eyes is referred to as the sclera. The sclera is the tough, fibrous outer layer of the eye that covers the entire eyeball except for the cornea. It is composed of dense connective tissue and provides structural support and protection to the delicate inner structures of the eye. The sclera is easily visible and gives the eyes their characteristic white appearance.

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  • 17. 

    What part of the eye regulates the AMOUNT of light that enters by changing in pupil size?

    Correct Answer
    iris
    Explanation
    The iris is the part of the eye that regulates the amount of light that enters by changing the size of the pupil. The iris has muscles that can contract or relax, causing the pupil to either constrict or dilate. When the pupil constricts, it becomes smaller, allowing less light to enter the eye. Conversely, when the pupil dilates, it becomes larger, allowing more light to enter the eye. This mechanism helps to control the amount of light reaching the retina, ensuring optimal vision in different lighting conditions.

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  • 18. 

    What is the adjustable part of the eye for focusing objects on the retina?

    • A.

      Lens

    • B.

      Pupil

    • C.

      Sclera

    • D.

      Iris

    Correct Answer
    A. Lens
    Explanation
    The lens is the adjustable part of the eye that helps in focusing objects on the retina. It changes its shape to adjust the focal length, allowing the eye to focus on objects at different distances. The lens plays a crucial role in refracting light and ensuring that the image formed on the retina is clear and sharp.

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  • 19. 

    Function of the ear canal is to channel waves into ear

    • A.

      True

    • B.

      False

    Correct Answer
    B. False
    Explanation
    Function of the PINNA

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  • 20. 

    Function of the cochlea is to conver sound energy to electrical impulses

    • A.

      True

    • B.

      False

    Correct Answer
    A. True
    Explanation
    The cochlea is a spiral-shaped, fluid-filled structure in the inner ear that plays a crucial role in hearing. It contains tiny hair cells that are responsible for converting sound vibrations into electrical signals that can be interpreted by the brain. These electrical impulses are then transmitted to the auditory nerve and eventually processed as sound. Therefore, the function of the cochlea is indeed to convert sound energy to electrical impulses, making the answer "True" correct.

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  • 21. 

    Function of the pinna is to channel waves into ear

    • A.

      True

    • B.

      False

    Correct Answer
    A. True
    Explanation
    The pinna, also known as the outer ear, plays a crucial role in channeling sound waves into the ear canal. Its unique shape and structure help to collect and direct sound waves towards the ear canal, allowing them to reach the eardrum. This process enhances our ability to detect and localize sounds, contributing to our overall hearing capabilities. Therefore, the statement that the function of the pinna is to channel waves into the ear is true.

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  • 22. 

    Function of the ear canal is it goes through the skull

    • A.

      True

    • B.

      False

    Correct Answer
    A. True
    Explanation
    The statement is true because the ear canal is a tube-like structure that connects the outer ear to the middle ear. It starts at the opening of the ear, called the earlobe, and extends inward through the skull bone. This pathway allows sound waves to travel from the outer ear to the middle ear, where they are then transmitted to the inner ear for further processing.

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  • 23. 

    Function of tympanic membrane (ear drum) is to conver sound waves to mechanical impulses

    • A.

      True

    • B.

      False

    Correct Answer
    A. True
    Explanation
    The tympanic membrane, also known as the ear drum, is a thin, cone-shaped membrane that separates the outer ear from the middle ear. Its function is to vibrate in response to sound waves, which then converts the sound waves into mechanical impulses. These mechanical impulses are then transmitted to the middle ear, where they are further amplified and transmitted to the inner ear for further processing. Therefore, the statement that the function of the tympanic membrane is to convert sound waves to mechanical impulses is true.

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  • 24. 

    Ossicles transfer and amplify sound energy

    • A.

      True

    • B.

      False

    Correct Answer
    A. True
    Explanation
    The statement is true because ossicles are the three small bones in the middle ear (the malleus, incus, and stapes) that work together to transfer and amplify sound energy. They help to transmit sound vibrations from the eardrum to the inner ear, where they are converted into electrical signals that can be interpreted by the brain. Without the ossicles, sound energy would not be efficiently transmitted, leading to hearing difficulties.

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  • 25. 

    Human hearing has a range of 50-20000 Hz

    • A.

      True

    • B.

      False

    Correct Answer
    A. True
    Explanation
    The statement is true because human hearing is generally capable of detecting sounds within the frequency range of 50 to 20,000 Hz. This range covers the majority of sounds that humans can perceive, including speech, music, and various environmental sounds. However, it is important to note that individual hearing abilities may vary, and certain factors such as age, exposure to loud noises, and hearing impairments can affect the range of frequencies that a person can hear.

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  • 26. 

    What is the word that means to match the natural frequency of an object?

    Correct Answer
    resonate
    Explanation
    Resonate is the correct answer because it means to match the natural frequency of an object. When an object resonates, it vibrates at its natural frequency, resulting in a stronger and more intense vibration. This phenomenon occurs when an external force is applied to an object at the same frequency as its natural frequency, causing it to vibrate with maximum amplitude. Resonance is commonly observed in musical instruments, where the strings or air columns resonate to produce specific tones or pitches.

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  • 27. 

    How many extrinsic muscles are used to move each eye?

    Correct Answer
    6
    Explanation
    Each eye is moved by six extrinsic muscles. These muscles work together to control the movement and positioning of the eyes. They allow us to move our eyes up and down, side to side, and diagonally. Without these muscles, our eyes would not be able to move and coordinate properly, leading to difficulties in focusing and tracking objects.

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  • 28. 

    What is the name of the fluid in the anterior compartment of the eye?

    Correct Answer
    aqueous humor
    Explanation
    The fluid in the anterior compartment of the eye is called aqueous humor. This clear, watery fluid is produced by the ciliary body and fills the space between the cornea and the lens. It helps maintain the shape of the eye, provides nutrients and oxygen to the cornea and lens, and removes waste products. Aqueous humor also plays a role in regulating intraocular pressure, which is important for maintaining the health and function of the eye.

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  • 29. 

    What is the name of the fluid in the posterior compartment of the eye?

    Correct Answer
    vitreous humor
    Explanation
    The fluid in the posterior compartment of the eye is called vitreous humor. This gel-like substance fills the space between the lens and the retina, providing support to the eyeball and helping maintain its shape. The vitreous humor also plays a role in transmitting light to the retina and assisting in the overall functioning of the eye.

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  • 30. 

    What creates the orbit in which the eyes sit?

    Correct Answer
    bone
    Explanation
    The orbit in which the eyes sit is created by the bones. The bones of the skull, specifically the frontal, zygomatic, maxillary, lacrimal, ethmoid, sphenoid, and palatine bones, form the structure of the orbit. These bones provide protection and support for the eyes, helping to maintain their position and shape within the skull.

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  • 31. 

    What protects the eyes inside the orbit?

    Correct Answer
    fat
    Explanation
    Fat protects the eyes inside the orbit by providing cushioning and insulation. It acts as a barrier between the eyeball and the bony walls of the orbit, preventing direct impact and reducing the risk of injury to the eyes. Additionally, fat helps to maintain the position and movement of the eyes within the orbit, ensuring proper functioning and vision.

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  • 32. 

    How large is each adult eye (human)?

    Correct Answer
    2.5 cm
    Explanation
    The size of each adult human eye is approximately 2.5 cm.

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  • 33. 

    What is the clear, avascular, and highly innervated covering on the front of the eye?

    Correct Answer
    cornea
    Explanation
    The cornea is the clear, avascular, and highly innervated covering on the front of the eye. It is responsible for refracting light and protecting the inner structures of the eye. The cornea is transparent and allows light to enter the eye, and its innervation makes it highly sensitive to touch and foreign objects.

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  • 34. 

    What tissue covers the posterior 5/6th of the outside portion of the eye?responsible for its "white" appearance and provides an anchoring spot for the muscle?

    Correct Answer
    sclera
    Explanation
    The sclera is the correct answer because it is the tough, fibrous tissue that covers the posterior 5/6th of the outside portion of the eye. It is responsible for the eye's "white" appearance and provides an anchoring spot for the eye muscles.

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  • 35. 

    What part of the eye actually receives light?

    Correct Answer
    retina
    Explanation
    The retina is the part of the eye that actually receives light. It is a thin layer of tissue located at the back of the eye. The retina contains specialized cells called photoreceptors, which are responsible for detecting light and converting it into electrical signals that can be interpreted by the brain. These signals are then sent to the brain via the optic nerve, allowing us to perceive and interpret visual information.

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  • 36. 

    What part of the eye is avascular, somewhat elastic, and primarily reflects light?

    Correct Answer
    lens
    Explanation
    The lens of the eye is avascular, meaning it lacks blood vessels, and is somewhat elastic, allowing it to change shape for focusing. It primarily reflects light, helping to focus the incoming light onto the retina at the back of the eye.

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  • 37. 

    What part of the eye has a slight "dip" in it, but provides the sharpest vision?

    Correct Answer
    fovea
    Explanation
    The fovea is a small depression in the retina of the eye that contains a high concentration of cones, which are responsible for color vision and visual acuity. This area of the eye provides the sharpest and clearest vision because it has the highest density of photoreceptor cells. The slight "dip" in the fovea allows light to be focused directly onto the cones, maximizing visual acuity and enabling us to see fine details.

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  • 38. 

    Cones are the best photoreceptors for color and focus in bright light

    • A.

      True

    • B.

      False

    Correct Answer
    A. True
    Explanation
    Cones are photoreceptor cells in the retina that are responsible for color vision and sharp focus in bright light. They are most active in well-lit conditions and are sensitive to different wavelengths of light, allowing us to perceive a wide range of colors. Cones are particularly abundant in the central part of the retina called the fovea, which is responsible for detailed and high-resolution vision. Therefore, it is correct to say that cones are the best photoreceptors for color and focus in bright light.

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  • 39. 

    Rods are best for varying shades of light and for motion

    • A.

      True

    • B.

      False

    Correct Answer
    A. True
    Explanation
    Rods are specialized cells in the retina that are responsible for detecting light and motion. Unlike cones, which are responsible for color vision and work best in bright light, rods are more sensitive to low levels of light and are better suited for detecting varying shades of light and perceiving motion. Therefore, it is true that rods are best for varying shades of light and for motion.

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  • 40. 

    Rods are bunched towards the center of the retina

    • A.

      True

    • B.

      False

    Correct Answer
    B. False
    Explanation
    The statement "rods are bunched towards the center of the retina" is false. The rods, which are responsible for vision in low light conditions, are actually more densely packed towards the outer edges of the retina, while the center of the retina, called the fovea, contains a higher concentration of cones, which are responsible for color vision and visual acuity. This arrangement allows for better peripheral vision in low light situations.

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  • 41. 

    Cones are best for varying shades of light and for motion

    • A.

      True

    • B.

      False

    Correct Answer
    B. False
    Explanation
    The statement is false. Cones are photoreceptor cells in the retina of the eye that are responsible for color vision and detecting fine details. Cones are most active in well-lit conditions and are less sensitive to low levels of light. On the other hand, rods, another type of photoreceptor cells, are more sensitive to low levels of light and are better suited for detecting motion. Therefore, rods are best for varying shades of light and for motion, not cones.

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  • 42. 

    Rods are spread out along the periphery of the retina

    • A.

      True

    • B.

      False

    Correct Answer
    A. True
    Explanation
    The statement is true because rods, which are responsible for vision in low light conditions, are indeed spread out along the periphery of the retina. This arrangement allows for better detection of faint light sources, enhancing peripheral vision. Conversely, cones, which are responsible for color vision and visual acuity, are concentrated in the central part of the retina, called the fovea. This distribution of rods and cones optimizes the retina's ability to detect both dim and bright light, as well as to perceive details in the central field of vision.

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  • 43. 

    Rods are best for color and focus in bright light

    • A.

      True

    • B.

      False

    Correct Answer
    B. False
  • 44. 

    Cones are more numerous

    • A.

      True

    • B.

      False

    Correct Answer
    B. False
  • 45. 

    Cones are spread out along the periphery of the retina

    • A.

      True

    • B.

      False

    Correct Answer
    B. False
    Explanation
    The cones are not spread out along the periphery of the retina. Instead, they are concentrated in the central part of the retina, specifically in an area called the fovea. The fovea is responsible for high-resolution vision and is where the majority of cones are located. This concentration of cones in the fovea allows for detailed color vision and visual acuity in the central field of view.

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  • 46. 

    Rods are more numerous

    • A.

      True

    • B.

      False

    Correct Answer
    A. True
    Explanation
    The statement "rods are more numerous" is true. This implies that there are more rods compared to something else, which is not specified in the question. Without additional information, we can interpret this statement as rods being more numerous than another object or category being compared.

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  • 47. 

    What part of the electromagnetic spectrum is found below the visible?

    Correct Answer
    infared
    Explanation
    Infrared is the part of the electromagnetic spectrum that is found below the visible spectrum. It has longer wavelengths and lower frequencies than visible light. Infrared radiation is not visible to the human eye but can be detected by specialized devices such as infrared cameras. It is commonly used in various applications such as night vision, thermal imaging, and remote controls.

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  • 48. 

    The youngest cells are found in the stratum_______

    • A.

      Basale

    • B.

      Spinosum

    • C.

      Granulosum

    • D.

      Corneum

    Correct Answer
    A. Basale
    Explanation
    The correct answer is basale because the stratum basale is the deepest layer of the epidermis, where the youngest cells are found. This layer is responsible for cell division and the production of new skin cells. As the cells move up through the layers of the epidermis, they become older and more differentiated, eventually reaching the outermost layer called the stratum corneum. Therefore, the youngest cells are found in the stratum basale.

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  • 49. 

    What sweat glands are found on the palms and soles

    Correct Answer
    eccrine
    Explanation
    The sweat glands found on the palms and soles are called eccrine sweat glands. These glands are responsible for producing sweat, which helps regulate body temperature. Unlike apocrine sweat glands, which are found in other parts of the body, eccrine sweat glands are distributed throughout the skin and are especially concentrated on the palms and soles. They play a crucial role in cooling the body during physical activity or in hot environments.

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  • 50. 

    These are responsible for softening hair and skin

    Correct Answer
    sebaceous
    Explanation
    The sebaceous glands are responsible for softening hair and skin. These glands are found all over the body, except for the palms of the hands and soles of the feet. They produce an oily substance called sebum, which helps to lubricate and moisturize the hair and skin. Sebum also helps to protect the skin from drying out and keeps it soft and supple.

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