NAIL STRUCTURE & GROWTH
CHAPTER 8 PRACTICE TEST
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The natural nail is composed mainly of: *
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Nail technicians are allowed to cut living skin: *
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What is the most visible and functional part of the nail unit? *
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The nail is part of the ______ system. *
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The ______ is the portion of living skin that supports the nail plate as it grows toward the free edge. *
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The slightly thickened layer of skin that lies between the fingertip and the free edge of the nail plate is the: *
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A normal, healthy nail is slightly _______ in color. *
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How long does replacement of the natural fingernail normally take? *
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Which of the following is the living skin at the base of the nail plate that covers the matrix area? *
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The ______ includes all of the anatomical parts of the fingernail necessary to produce the natural nail plate. *
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A normal nail grows ______ from the matrix. *
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The average rate of nail growth in the normal adult is about ______ per month. *
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The free edge is the part of the nail plate: *
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The nail plates protect: *
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The ______, width, and curve of the matrix determine the thickness, width, and curvature of the natural nail plate. *
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Compared to fingernails, toenails: *
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Which of the following can make the nail plate grow thicker? *
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The hard protective plate is called the: *
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Nails grow faster during which season? *
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Who has a lunula? *
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Normal, healthy nails: *
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Cuticle tissue: *
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Nail technicians are permitted to ______ the eponychium. *
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The ______ is the dead, colorless tissue attached to the nail plate. *
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Growth of the nails is not affected if a person: *
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The slits or furrows on the sides of the nail are: *
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The furrows on the sides of the nail are called the: *
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The nails of which of the following people grows faster? *
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The keratin in nails is _____ than the keratin in hair or skin. *
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A healthy nail has a water content of between ______ percent. *
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Using an oil-based nail conditioner to coat the plate can: *
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During the last trimester of pregnancy, nail growth: *
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A normal nail grows ______ from the matrix. *
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What is the purpose of the matrix cells? *
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The visible part of the matrix that extends from underneath the living skin is called the: *
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The surface of a normal, healthy nail: *
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The bed epithelium: *
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The nail of which finger typically grows the slowest? *
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After a pregnant woman delivers a baby, the woman's nail growth rate: *
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The nail plate is considered an appendage of the: *
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The Matrix area contains nerves, lymph, and: *
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Cuticle moisturizers are not designed for use on the: *
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The nail plate is constructed of about ______ layers of the nail cells. *
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A ligament is a band of fibrous tissue that connects bones or: *
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The nail bed is supplied with many blood vessels and: *
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The natural nail is technically referred to as the: *
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