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Skin and Integumentary System Quiz

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(14 votes)
10 questions
English
Test your knowledge on the skin and its role in the integumentary system with this quiz.
1

Which layer of the skin contains blood vessels, nerve endings, and sweat glands?

Dermis

Epidermis

Hypodermis

Subcutaneous layer

Hard  27% got this right

2
AI Generated

What is the primary function of melanin in the skin?

Protection against UV radiation

Lubrication

Production of vitamin D

Temperature regulation

56% got this right

Melanin not only protects the skin, but it also gives it its color—and more melanin means darker skin.
3

Which of the following is NOT a function of the integumentary system?

Production of hormones

Protection

Regulation of body temperature

Sensation

46% got this right

4

What type of gland is responsible for producing sweat?

Eccrine gland

Apocrine gland

Ceruminous gland

Sebaceous gland

Hard  34% got this right

5

Which vitamin is synthesized by the skin when exposed to sunlight?

Vitamin D

Vitamin A

Vitamin C

Vitamin E

57% got this right

6

What is the outermost layer of the epidermis primarily composed of?

Keratinocytes

Langerhans cells

Melanocytes

Merkel cells

37% got this right

7

Which condition is characterized by inflammation and scaling of the skin, often caused by an allergic reaction?

Dermatitis

Acne

Eczema

Psoriasis

36% got this right

8

What is the medical term for the loss of pigment in the skin, resulting in white patches?

Vitiligo

Albinism

Hypopigmentation

Melanoma

Hard  27% got this right

9

Which layer of the skin is responsible for generating new skin cells through mitosis?

Epidermis

Dermis

Hypodermis

Stratum corneum

52% got this right

10

What is the purpose of sebum produced by the sebaceous glands?

Moisturize and waterproof the skin

Cool down the body

Lubricate the skin

Protect against UV radiation

51% got this right