Chapter 8- Nail Structure & growth
Terms in this set (25)
The hard protective plate found at the ends of fingers & toes are:
The area under a healthy nail plate should appear:
A main protein that is found in natural nails is:
Nails are an appendage of the skin & are part of what body system?
A healthy nail is smooth, shiny, &:
The portion of the living skin on which the nail plate sits is the:
The nail bed is attached to the nail plate by a thin layer of tissue called the:
Nail cells are formed in what part of the nail structure?
The nail plate is guided & helped along during its growth by a thin layer of tissue called:
It receives nutrition & is kept healthy
The matrix continues to create new cells provided that:
The visible part of the matrix that extends from underneath the living skin is the:
The most visible & functional part of the nail module is the:
The nail plate is constructed of how many layers of nail cells?
The part of the nail plates that extends over the tip of the finger or toe is the:
The dead, colorless tissue attached to the nail plate is:
The living skin at the base of the nail plate covering the matrix area is the:
The slightly thickened layer of skin that lies underneath the free edge of the nail plate is the:
Tough bands of fibrous tissues that connect bones are:
The slits or furrows on the sides of the nail plate are:
The length, width, & curvature of nails are determined by the:
1/10 inch per month
In the normal adult, the average rate of nail growth is about:
A healthy natural nail will continue to grow provided there is no damage to the:
4 to 6 months
Replacement of the natural fingernail usually takes about:
What fingernail grows the fastest?
15 to 25 percent
The nail has a water content between: