CHAPTER #7 SKIN STRUCTURE GROWTH, & NUTRITION

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After four years of college, you can become a dermatologist.
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False
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The skin of an average adult weighs about 6 to 9 pounds.
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True
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The highly sensitive dermis layer of connective tissue is about 10 times thicker than the epidermis.
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false
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Melanin provides the skin with enough sun protection to prevent skin damage.
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false
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Vitamins such as A, C, D, and E have been shown to have positive effects on the skin’s health when taken by mouth.
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true
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The medical branch of science that deals with the study of the skin, its functions and diseases, is:
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dermatology
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The largest organ of the human body is the:
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skin
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The surface of healthy skin is slightly:
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acidic
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All of the following are appendages of the skin EXCEPT:
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pineal gland
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Continued pressure on any part of the skin causes it to thicken and develop into a(n):
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callus
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The outermost and thinnest layer of the skin is the:
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epidermis
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The epidermis layer of the skin is also known as the:
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cuticle layer
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The layer of skin that we see and is treated by the practitioner is the
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corneum
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The clear, transparent layer just under the stratum corneum that consists of small cells through which light can pass is the:
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stratum lucidum
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The deepest layer of the epidermis, the basal cell layer, is also known as the:
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stratum germinativum
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The stratum germinativum is composed of several layers with special cells that produce a dark skin pigment
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melanin
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The underlying or inner layer of the skin, which is also called the derma corium, cutis, or true skin, is the:
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dermis
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The muscle that causes goose bumps when a person is frightened or cold is the:
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arrector pili muscle
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The dermis layer is made up of two layers, which are the:
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papillary and reticular
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The top of the papillaiy layer where it joins the epidermis is the:
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epidermal-dermal junction

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