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CH 9 Cos/HD
Terms in this set (25)
The appearance of the nails can reflect the general health of the body.
The keratin in natural nails is softer than the keratin in hair.
FALSE - The keratin in natural nails is harder than the keratin in skin or hair.
The water content of a healthy nail is between 5 and 10 percent.
FALSE - The water content of a healthy nail is between 15 and 25 percent.
Nail plates need oxygen, vitamins, and minerals.
FALSE - Nail plates are made of dead cells, so they do not require oxygen; nail beds are live cells, so they do need oxygen, vitamins, and minerals.
Toenails are thicker and harder than fingernails because the toenail matrix is longer than the fingernail matrix.
The natural nail is part of what system?
Ordinarily, replacement of a natural toenail takes about 4 to 6 months.
FALSE - Ordinarily, replacement of a natural fingernail takes about 4 to 6 months; replacement of a toenail takes about 9 months to one year.
The water content of the natural nail directly affects the nail's:
The most visible and functional part of the nail unit is the:
The nail plate is constructed of how many layers of nail cells?
The part of the nail plate that extends over the tip of the finger or toe is called the:
The portion of living skin that supports the nail plate is the:
The nail bed contains many nerves and is attached to the nail plate with a thin layer of tissue called the:
The area of the nail where the nail plate cells are formed is the:
The dead, colorless tissue attached to the natural nail plate is the:
The living skin at the base of the nail plate covering the matrix area is the:
The slightly thickened layer of skin that lies between the fingertip and the free edge of the natural nail plate is the:
The tough band of fibrous tissue that connects bones or holds an organ in place is the:
Normal, healthy nails grow in a variety of shapes, depending upon the shape of the:
The average rate of nail growth in the normal adult is about:
1/10 inch per month
A hardened keratin plate that sits on and covers the nail bed
Also known as the onyx, composed mainly of keratin
Fold of skin overlapping the side of the nail
Lateral nail fold
Visible part of the matrix that extends from underneath the living skin
The slits or furrows on the sidewall of the nail
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