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Adrenal Hormones Quiz

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Adrenal Hormones Quiz

Test your knowledge about adrenal hormones and adrenal gland physiology and pathology

Questions and Answers
  • 1. 
    What hormone is responsible for maintaining potassium levels, sodium levels and water balance>>
    • A. 

      Anti-diuretic hormone

    • B. 

      Angiotensin II

    • C. 

      Aldosterone

    • D. 

      Cortisol

  • 2. 
    Which hormone from the adrenal cortex can lead to a diabetogenic effect (a.k.a. hyperglycemia)?
    • A. 

      Aldosterone

    • B. 

      DHEA

    • C. 

      Cortisol

    • D. 

      ADH

  • 3. 
    Which hormone from the adrenal cortex can lead to hirsutism and masculinization in a female?
    • A. 

      DHEA

    • B. 

      Aldosterone

    • C. 

      Cortisol

    • D. 

      Epinephrine

  • 4. 
    The adrenal gland, like the thyroid gland, could have an over-secreting tumor in which case all three layers would over secrete their respective hormones. 
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 5. 
    A woman presents in your clinic with hyperglycemia, hypokalemia, hirsutism, masculinization, moon face, striae, hypertension , and low levels of ACTH.  This person most likely has: 
    • A. 

      Primary Hyperadrenalism

    • B. 

      Secondary Hyperadrenalism (Cushings Disease)

    • C. 

      Primary Adrenal Insufficiency (Addison's Disease)

    • D. 

      Secondary Adrenal Insufficiency

    • E. 

      Eaten too much sugar, takes steroids, and lacks a razor

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