The Integumentary System Accessory Structures: Nails


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Where does nail production occur?

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1. The purpose of your nails is to protect?

2. Which of the following statements is false?

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About This Quiz & Worksheet

This quiz and corresponding worksheet will help you gauge your understanding of the many functions of the nails in the human body. Topics you'll need to know to pass the quiz include understanding what nails do and what they can indicate about general health.

Quiz & Worksheet Goals

Use these assessment tools to assess your knowledge of:

  • The location of nail production
  • What nails protect
  • Facts about nails
  • The cause of the nail's pink appearance
  • What the condition of the nails can tell about the body's general health

Skills Practiced

This worksheet and quiz will let you practice the following skills:

  • Defining key concepts - ensure that you can accurately define main phrases, such as nail root and nail bed
  • Reading comprehension - ensure that you draw the most important information from the related lesson on the function of nails in the integumentary system
  • Interpreting information - verify that you can read information the structures that nails protect and interpret it correctly
  • Knowledge application - use your knowledge to answer questions about how nail changes may indicate health issues

Additional Learning

To learn more about the different functions of the body's nails, review the corresponding lesson on the Function of Nails in the Integumentary System. This lesson covers the following objectives:

  • Understand the parts of the integumentary system
  • Explore the structure of the nail, including the nail bed, cuticle and lunula
  • Know what nails are made of
  • Recognize how nails protect our fingers and toes
  • Review how changes in nail appearance may indicate other health problems