Chapter 8

  1. Nails are appendages of the skin and therefore part of the _____________ system.



    C.
  2. A dehydrated nail:



    D.
  3. How can you improve the water content of dehydrated nails?



    C.
  4. The nail is composed mainly of _________.



    D.
  5. A healthy nail should contain _ water



    A.
  6. A thin layer of tissue called the bed epithelium _ and helps guide the nail as it grows.



    B.
  7. The visible part of the matrix that extends from underneath the living skin is called the :



    A.
  8. What forms the nail plate?



    D.
  9. Poor nail growth can be caused by what?



    A.
  10. The nail plate consists of approximately __ layers



    D.
  11. The matrix is vital to the nail plate because:



    D.
  12. The primary purpose of the cuticle is to:



    B.
  13. the fastest nail growth is experienced by:



    C.
  14. Which season is credited for fastest nail growth?



    B.
  15. What influences the thickness, width, and curvature of the nail?



    A.
  16. The ____ nail grows fastest.



    C.
  17. A tough bad of fibrous tissue that attach the nail bed and the matrix bed to underlying bone is called:
    a. cuticle
    b hyponychium
    c. eponychium
    d. specialized ligaments
    D
  18. It takes approximately _ for the nail to grow from the base to the free edge.



    C.
  19. How long does it take for a toe nail to grow from the base of the nail bed to the free edge?



    A.
  20. A highly curved nail is caused by what?



    B.
  21. The average adult fingernail grows ________ in 1 month.



    D.
  22. Nail growth is affected by:



    C.
  23. How does an adequate water content affect nails?



    A.
  24. What is the purpose of nail grooves or tracks?
    a. nails move along these tracks as they grow
    b they signal poor health
    c. They do not exist
    d. they anchor the nail
    A
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Chapter 8
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Nail Structure and Growth
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