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Histology Testbank: Skin 4

 

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 stratified squamous epithelium?
a. Epidermis
b. Dermis
c. Hypodermis
d. Both a and b
e. Both b and c

2.
Which of the following is NOT a function of skin
a. Vitamin D production
b. Protection from water loss
c. Sensory reception
d. Heat regulation
e. All are functions of skin

3.
Which layer of the epidermis contains dividing cells?
a. Stratum basale
b. Stratum spinosum
c. Stratum granulosum
d. Stratum lucidum
e. Stratum corneum

4.
Which layer of the epidermis contains cells with no nuclei or organelles?
a. Stratum basale
b. Stratum spinosum
c. Stratum granulosum
d. Stratum lucidum
e. Stratum corneum

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

6.
What is a characteristic of the cells in the epidermis of the skin?
a. Microvilli
b. Stereocilia
c. Cilia
d. Keratinization
e. Both a and b

7.
Where are apocrine sweat glands NOT found?
a. Areola
b. External genitalia
c. Posterior neck
d. Axilla
e. Circumanal region

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

9.
Which of the following is a receptor for fine touch which is located in the dermis?
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. Henle's layer
b. Bipolar cells
c. Amacrine cells
d. Rods
e. Ganglion cells

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