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Histology Testbank: Skin 2

 

Instructions: For each histology question, pick the one best answer. This histology test bank is also useful for the histology questions on the USMLE (USMLE step 1). Click here for answers and detailed explanations.

1.
Which of the following is composed of connective tissue?
a. Epidermis
b. Dermis
c. Hypodermis
d. Both a and b
e. Both b and c

2.
Which of the following is composed of dense irregular connective tissue?
a. Epidermis
b. Reticular layer of dermis
c. Hypodermis
d. Both a and b
e. Both b and c

3.
Where is thick skin found?
a. Lips
b. Over the knee
c. Palms
d. Breast
e. All of the above

4.
Which layer of the epidermis is present only in thick skin?
a. Stratum basale
b. Stratum spinosum
c. Stratum granulosum
d. Stratum lucidum
e. Stratum corneum

5.
Which cell is a mechanoreceptors?
a. Langerhans cell
b. Keratinocyte
c. Melanocyte
d. Merkel cell
e. Fibroblast

6.
Which cell is found in the dermis?
a. Langerhans cell
b. Keratinocyte
c. Melanocyte
d. Merkel cell
e. Fibroblast

7.
What is underneath the nail plate?
a. Lunula
b. Eponychium
c. Matrix
d. Nail bed
e. Root

8.
What is the innervation of an eccrine sweat gland?
a. Cholinergic; parasympathetic
b. Cholinergic; sympathetic
c. Adrenergic; parasympathetic
d. Adrenergic; sympathetic
e. Cholinergic; motor

9.
Which of the following responds to continuous pressure?
a. Free nerve endings
b. Ruffini's corpuscles
c. Pacinian corpuscles
d. Krause's end bulbs
e. Meissner's corpuscle

10.
Which of the following is found in the hair follicle?
a. Pigment epithelium
b. Muller's cells
c. Huxley's layer
d. Horizontal cells
e. Cones

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