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"Dip into the wonderful world of skin... How much do you know about human skin?"
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The cells in the outer layer of the skin are reinforced with a tough, impermeable protein. What is the name of this protein?
The skin has pores. What is the main function of these pores?
release of sweat and sebum
absorption of water
removal of excess salt
There are individual differences between people's skin colour, mainly due to different amounts of the pigment melanin. What is the function of melanin?
to reflect heat
to conserve water
to protect from infection
to absorb harmful UV radiation
When someone gets hot, their skin (unless darkly pigmented) can often be seen to get pinker. What causes this?
contraction of superficial arteroles
movement of capillaries nearer to the skin surface
dilation of superficial arterioles
movement of arterioles nearer to the skin surface
The skin is a large organ in the body. But which of these organs is larger than the skin?
none of these
What is the name of the skin receptors that are sensitive to gentle touch?
Which glands secrete the grease that you need to wash off when you wash your hair?
We sweat when we are hot. What is the main way in which sweat helps to cool us down?
Sweat takes away latent heat when it evaporates.
Sweat drips off the body, taking away the heat.
The sweat is hot, so it takes heat out of the body as it is secreted.
Sweat secretion encourages vasodilation in the skin.
Starting from the outside (the surface of the body), what is the correct order of the layers of the epidermis of the skin?
cornified layer, Malpighian layer, granular layer.
cornified layer, granular layer, Malpighian layer.
Malpighian layer, cornified layer, granular layer,.
Malpighian layer, granular layer, cornified layer.
Which of these is NOT an important function of the skin?
protection from infection
removal of excess water
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Compiled Jun 22 13