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Posterior Pituitary Gland Quiz - Quiz

A quiz of the functions of the posterior pituitary 


Questions and Answers
  • 1. 

    The Posterior Pituitary Gland is a gland

    • A.

      True

    • B.

      False

    Correct Answer
    B. False
    Explanation
    No, the Posterior pituitary is not a gland despite the name, the Post. Pituitary holds and secretes hormones created by the Hypothalamus.

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  • 2. 

    Which of these hormones does the Post Pituitary secrete? 

    • A.

      ADH

    • B.

      Epinephrine

    • C.

      Cortisol

    • D.

      FSH

    Correct Answer
    A. ADH
    Explanation
    The correct answer is ADH. The Post Pituitary gland, also known as the posterior pituitary, secretes ADH (antidiuretic hormone). ADH plays a crucial role in regulating the body's water balance by controlling the amount of water reabsorbed by the kidneys. It helps to prevent excessive water loss through urine and maintains the proper concentration of fluids in the body.

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  • 3. 

    What is another hormone that the Post. Pituitary secretes? 

    • A.

      Melatonin

    • B.

      Seratonin

    • C.

      Oxytocin

    • D.

      Norepinephrine

    Correct Answer
    C. Oxytocin
    Explanation
    Oxytocin is another hormone that the posterior pituitary secretes. Oxytocin is known as the "love hormone" as it plays a crucial role in social bonding, trust, and maternal-infant attachment. It is responsible for stimulating contractions during labor and milk ejection during breastfeeding. Oxytocin also has an impact on emotional and social behavior, promoting feelings of love, empathy, and bonding between individuals.

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  • 4. 

    Hypo ADH causes Hypertension 

    • A.

      True

    • B.

      False

    Correct Answer
    A. True
    Explanation
    Hypo ADH also causes Diabetes Insipidus and excessive urination.

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  • 5. 

    Which of these Hormones is responsible for stimulating contractions of the Uterus and lactation.

    • A.

      ADH

    • B.

      Oxytocin

    Correct Answer
    B. Oxytocin
    Explanation
    Oxytocin is the hormone responsible for stimulating contractions of the uterus during childbirth and also plays a crucial role in lactation. During labor, oxytocin is released in large amounts, causing the muscles of the uterus to contract, aiding in the delivery of the baby. Additionally, oxytocin promotes the ejection of milk from the mammary glands, allowing for breastfeeding. Therefore, oxytocin is the correct answer as it is directly involved in both uterine contractions and lactation.

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