Endocrine System

Endocrine System

I. ANATOMY AND PHYSIOLOGY OF ENDOCRINE GLANDS A. Functions 1. Maintenance and regulation of vital functions 2. Response to stress and injury 3. Growth and development 4. Energy metabolism 5. Reproduction 6. Fluid, electrolyte, and acid-base balance More »


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NAPLEX Practice Question # 62

NAPLEX Examination. Practice Question # 62.   Serum thyrotropin (TSH) assays This test is the most sensitive test for detecting the hypothyroid state because the hypothalamic– pituitary axis compensates very quickly for even slight decreases in circulating free hormone by

NAPLEX Practice Question # 61

NAPLEX Examination. Practice Question # 61.   Levothyroxine Predictable results of the synthetic T4 preparation and lack of T3-induced side eff ects have made levothyroxine (Levothroid, Synthroid, and Levoxyl) the agent of choice. Levothyroxine preparations are generally considered bioequivalent despite

NAPLEX Practice Question # 60

NAPLEX Examination. Practice Question # 60.       The ATA recommends a free thyroxine (FT4) and a sensitive TSH assay as the primary laboratory tests for diagnosing thyroid disease (Figure 47-4).

NAPLEX Practice Question # 59

NAPLEX Examination. Practice Question # 59.   Thyroid hormone secretion and transport are controlled by thyroid-stimulating hormone (thyrotropin; TSH). TSH is released by the anterior pituitary gland that is triggered by thyrotropinreleasing hormone (TRH), secreted from the hypothalamus. Stimulation of

NAPLEX Practice Question # 58

NAPLEX Examination. Practice Question # 58.   Thyroid hormone regulation 1. The thyroid gland synthesizes, stores, and secretes thyroxine (T4) and triiodothyronine (T3) hormones that are important to growth, development, metabolic rate, as well as the maintenance of healthy, mature,