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Skin System for the MCAT: Help and Review Chapter Exam

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Question 1 1. Which glands starts producing secretions at puberty?

Question 2 2. A man is standing outdoor and feels a sudden chill. He notices the hair raising on his arms. Why do the hairs on a people's arms raise?

Question 3 3. Which of the following is NOT a function of sweat glands?

Question 4 4. Your nails appear pink because?

Question 5 5. Which structure contracts, making your hair 'stand on end' when you get goosbumps?

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Question 6 6. The outer layer of the epidermis is made primarily of _____.

Question 7 7. How does the basement membrane differ from the subcutis?

Question 8 8. What is the thin layer of tissue that anchors epithelial tissue to deeper tissues called?

Question 9 9. Which of the following terms is used to describe a single layer of cells arranged in a fashion that appears stratified?

Question 10 10. The correct order of the layers of the epidermis from outer to inner is:

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Question 11 11. What is a root hair plexus?

Question 12 12. Which of the following is not found in the reticular layer?

Question 13 13. Which of the following is a function of epithelial tissue?

Question 14 14. Fat cells, also called adipose tissue, are found in which layer (s) of the skin?

Question 15 15. Your nails can indicate ____________.

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Question 16 16. Why is vitamin D important?

Question 17 17. At which layer do cells stop dividing and start producing keratin?

Question 18 18. Which of the following are NOT located in the Stratum basale?

Question 19 19. Which of the following is NOT included as part of the Integument?

Question 20 20. Which part of the structure of the hair and its follicle is made up of dead cells.

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Question 21 21. The subcutis layer of the skin contains:

Question 22 22. The dermis layer of the skin contains:

Question 23 23. Which group most accurately represents the order of strata in the epidermis?

Question 24 24. Which gland(s) secrete substances directly onto the surface of the skin?

Question 25 25. The substance produced by sebaceous glands is called?

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Question 26 26. Which of the following is an accessory gland of the integumentary system?

Question 27 27. In ectotherms, what controls body temperature?

Question 28 28. Where does nail production occur?

Question 29 29. Keratin is found in?

Question 30 30. Which of the following statements is false?

Skin System for the MCAT: Help and Review Chapter Exam Instructions

Choose your answers to the questions and click 'Next' to see the next set of questions. You can skip questions if you would like and come back to them later with the yellow "Go To First Skipped Question" button. When you have completed the practice exam, a green submit button will appear. Click it to see your results. Good luck!

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