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chapter 9- nails- nail growth
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What 3 factors affect the growth of the nail plates?
nutrition, exercise, and general health.
Is it possible to make a client's nail plate thicker?
Why are toenails thicker and harder than fingernails?
The matrix is longer and bigger.
The average rate of nail growth in the normal adult is:
1/10 inch per month
What season do nails grow fastest in?
T/F Children's nails grow more rapidly; elderly persons grow at a slower rate.
Which fingernail grows the fastest, and which grows the slowest?
middle finger/ thumbnail
What causes the growth rates of the nail to increase dramatically during pregnancy?
T/F A pregnant woman who is taking prenatal vitamins will experience even more rapid nail growth than a pregnant woman who is not taking prenatal vitamins.
What will cause the shape or thickness of the nail plate to change?
disease, injury or infection in the matrix
Toenails take ________ months to be fully replaced.
The nail does/does not shed periodically.
Why does typing or playing the piano help stimulate nails and make them grow?
because of increased blood flow
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