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Histology Testbank: Skin 3

 

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.
The reticular layer is part of which layer?
a. Epidermis
b. Dermis
c. Hypodermis
d. Both a and b
e. None of the above

2.
Which of the following is NOT considered an epidermal appendage?
a. Sweat gland
b. Hair
c. Hypodermis
d. Nails
e. Sebaceous glands

3.
Which layer of the epidermis is also called the stratum germinativum?
a. Stratum basale
b. Stratum spinosum
c. Stratum granulosum
d. Stratum lucidum
e. Stratum corneum

4.
Which layer of the epidermis is on the surface of the skin?
a. Stratum basale
b. Stratum spinosum
c. Stratum granulosum
d. Stratum lucidum
e. Stratum corneum

5.
Which cell is the most abundant cell in the epidermis?
a. Langerhans cell
b. Keratinocyte
c. Melanocyte
d. Merkel cell
e. Fibroblast

6.
What type of epithelium forms the epidermis?
a. Simple squamous epithelium
b. Simple cuboidal epithelium
c. Simple columnar epithelium
d. Stratified squamous epithelium
e. Pseudostratified epithelium

7.
What is the portion of the nail which is underneath skin?
a. Lunula
b. Eponychium
c. Matrix
d. Nail bed
e. Root

8.
What type of glands are the glands of Moll?
a. Endocrine gland
b. Apocrine sweat gland
c. Oil gland
d. Sebaceous glands
e. Eccrine sweat gland

9.
Which of the following responds to vibration and rapidly changing 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 a receptor for fine touch which is located in mucous membranes?
a. Free nerve endings
b. Ruffini's corpuscles
c. Pacinian corpuscles
d. Krause's end bulbs
e. Meissner's corpuscle

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