Endocrine Disorders Stokke N180

48 Questions | Total Attempts: 67

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Endocrine System Quizzes & Trivia

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Questions and Answers
  • 1. 
    Hypopituitarism is a disorder of the _____________.
    • A. 

      Pituitary gland

    • B. 

      Anterior pituitary gland

    • C. 

      Posterior pituitary gland

  • 2. 
    Panhypopituitarism is a deificiency in _______________.
    • A. 

      PTH

    • B. 

      TSH and ACTH

    • C. 

      All hormones released from the anterior pituitary gland

  • 3. 
    Deficiencies in which two horomones produced by the anterior pituitary gland are considered MOST critical?
    • A. 

      ACTH and TSH

    • B. 

      GH and PRL

    • C. 

      None - there are no two hormones produced by the anterior pituitary gland that are more important than the rest

  • 4. 
    Pituitary infarction most often occurs _______________.
    • A. 

      As a result of malnutrition.

    • B. 

      As a result of radiation treatment.

    • C. 

      As a result of hemorrhaging in the postpartum phase.

  • 5. 
    All of the following could result in hypopituitarism EXCEPT:
    • A. 

      Tumors of the pituitary gland

    • B. 

      Malnutrition

    • C. 

      Radiation treatment

    • D. 

      Trauma that causes intercranial pressure

    • E. 

      Pituitary infarction

    • F. 

      None of the above

  • 6. 
    Assessments concerning HYPOPITUITARISM can differ because of all of the following EXCEPT:
    • A. 

      Age

    • B. 

      Gender

    • C. 

      Weight

    • D. 

      Hormone involved

    • E. 

      None of the above

  • 7. 
    Which of the following findings in an assessment can be a result of age as well as hormone imbalance?
    • A. 

      Disturbances in peripheral vision

    • B. 

      Disturbances in vision acuity

    • C. 

      Rheumatoid arthritis

    • D. 

      Both A and B

    • E. 

      All of the above

  • 8. 
    A hormone stimulation test is used to determine _______________.
    • A. 

      The body's reserve of the hormone

    • B. 

      The length of time it takes for the body to respond to the hormone

    • C. 

      The effectiveness of hormone therapy

  • 9. 
    Gonadotropin deficiency in males can cause all of the following symptoms EXCEPT:
    • A. 

      Loss of follicle stimulation

    • B. 

      Testicular failure

    • C. 

      Delayed onset of puberty

    • D. 

      None of the above

  • 10. 
    Gonadotropin deficiency in females can cause all of the following symptoms EXCEPT:
    • A. 

      Loss of ovulation

    • B. 

      Delayed onset of puberty

    • C. 

      Amenorrhea

    • D. 

      None of the above

  • 11. 
    When assessing gonadotropin deficiency in adults, the nurse might find all of the following EXCEPT:
    • A. 

      Breast atrophy

    • B. 

      Increased libido

    • C. 

      Increased subcutaneous fat

    • D. 

      None of the above

  • 12. 
    A 6 month old patient is brought to the doctor's office for his wellbaby check-up. When he was born, his height and weight were in the 70%, at 3 months his height and weight were in the 50%, and his height and weight during this visit show him in the 40%, what would the nurse expect the diagnosis to be?
    • A. 

      TH deficiency

    • B. 

      GnRH deficiency

    • C. 

      GH deficiency

    • D. 

      Diabetes

  • 13. 
    Before beginning treatment for a child with the disorder described in question 12, what is the most important physiological development to check for?
    • A. 

      Proportionate height and weight

    • B. 

      Bone strength and density

    • C. 

      Closure of the epiphyseal plates

    • D. 

      Needle phobia

  • 14. 
    Which of the following are causes of HYPERpituitarism?
    • A. 

      Pituitary tumor secreting one or more hormones

    • B. 

      Hypothalamus dysfunction

    • C. 

      All of the above

  • 15. 
    All of the following are signs and symptoms of hyperpituitarism EXCEPT:
    • A. 

      Headaches

    • B. 

      Nausea and vomiting

    • C. 

      Acromegaly

    • D. 

      Hat, ring, and glove size changes

    • E. 

      None of the above

  • 16. 
    Diabetes Insipidus can be caused by _________________.
    • A. 

      A deficiency of ADH synthesis

    • B. 

      Damage to the anterior pituitary gland

    • C. 

      Kidney hyper-sensitivity to ADH (an over-response)

  • 17. 
    The general "rule of thumb" for I&Os (though doctor may order different) is if urine output is _________________, then report it.
    • A. 

      >100 ml/hr or >250 ml/2hrs

    • B. 

      >250 ml/hr or >400 ml/2hrs

    • C. 

      >200 ml/hr or >500 ml/2hrs

  • 18. 
    All of the following can cause SIADH EXCEPT:
    • A. 

      Low ADH production

    • B. 

      Negative feedback mechanism malfunction

    • C. 

      Malignant tumor in pancreas

    • D. 

      Hodgkin's lymphoma

  • 19. 
    Normal urine osmolarity is ___________.
    • A. 

      400 - 1100

    • B. 

      200-1300

    • C. 

      300-1200

  • 20. 
    Normal urine specific gravity is ________________.
    • A. 

      1.15 - 1.25

    • B. 

      1.015 - 1.025

    • C. 

      1. 0015 - 1.0025

  • 21. 
    Normal serum osmalirity is __________.
    • A. 

      260 - 275

    • B. 

      270 - 285

    • C. 

      280 - 295

  • 22. 
    A patient with a tumor in the hypothalamus comes in complaining of frequent urination, constant thirst, and dizziness when she sits up to get out of bed. Lab work shows a specific gravity of 1.001, urine osmolality of 75, sodium levels of 100, and other electrolytes are low, too. Which of the following would the nurse expect the patient to be diagnosed with?
    • A. 

      Diabetes mellitus type I

    • B. 

      SIADH

    • C. 

      Diabetes insipidu

    • D. 

      Hypothyroidism

  • 23. 
    Normal sodium levels are ___________.
    • A. 

      136 - 145

    • B. 

      120 - 136

    • C. 

      145 - 156

  • 24. 
    Normal potassium levels are __________.
    • A. 

      3.5 - 5.0 mEq/L

    • B. 

      3.0 - 6.0 mEq/L

    • C. 

      3.9 - 5.5 mEq/L

  • 25. 
    Normal calcium levels are ___________.
    • A. 

      5.0 - 9.5 mg/dL

    • B. 

      11.0 - 12.5 mg/dL

    • C. 

      9.0 - 10.5 mg/dL

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