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Medical Pharmacology:  Hypothalamic and Pituitary Hormone Pharmacology Practice Exam Questions
Hypothalamic and Pituitary Exam #1

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Question # 1 (Multiple Choice) Effect(s) of TSH on thyroid function

    A) stimulates thyroxine production and secretion
    B) stimulates triiodothyronine production and secretion
    C) both
    D) neither

Question # 2 (Multiple Choice) vasopressin receptor mediating antidiuresis:

    A) V1
    B) V2
    C) alpha adrenergic
    D) beta adrenergic
    E) cholinergic

Question # 3 (Multiple Answer) Causes of congenital growth hormone deficiency:

    A) craniopharyngiomas
    B) lack of hypothalamic growth hormone-releasing factors
    C) high level of circulating growth hormone antibodies

Question # 4 (Multiple Answer) Clinical uses for bromocriptine:

    A) treating prolactin-secreting adenomas
    B) amenorrhea-galactorrhea
    C) suppression of physiologic lactation
    D) acromegaly
    E) Parkinson's disease

Question # 5 (Multiple Answer) contraindications for oxytocin clinical use:

    A) abnormal fetal presentation
    B) need to induce labor
    C) augment dysfunctional labor
    D) fetal distress
    E) cephalopelvic disproportion

Question # 6 (Multiple Choice) Preferred drug treatment for central diabetes insipidus:

    A) bromocriptine
    B) vasopressin
    C) desmopressin acetate
    D) pergolide
    E) thyrotropic

Question # 7 (Multiple Answer) Appropriate clinical uses for human menopausal gonadotropins (hMG)-- in anovulatory women

    A) primary amenorrhea
    B) secondary amenorrhea
    C) polycystic ovary syndrome

Question # 8 (Multiple Choice) Pulsatile GnRH treatment

    A) pituitary stimulation
    B) pituitary suppression

Question # 9 (Multiple Answer) inhibition of oxytocin-induced myometrial contractions:

    A) propranolol
    B) magnesium sulfate
    C) isoproterenol
    D) inhalation anesthetics
    E) metoprolol

Question # 10 (Multiple Answer) TRH infusion effects in healthy individuals:

    A) stimulates prolactin release from the pituitary
    B) no effect on cells producing growth hormone
    C) no effect on cells producing ACTH

Correct Answers

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Question # 1 (Multiple Choice) Effect(s) of TSH on thyroid function

Answer: (C) both

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Question # 2 (Multiple Choice) vasopressin receptor mediating antidiuresis:

Answer: (B) V2

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Question # 3 (Multiple Answer) Causes of congenital growth hormone deficiency:

(A) craniopharyngiomas

(B) lack of hypothalamic growth hormone-releasing factors

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Question # 4 (Multiple Answer) Clinical uses for bromocriptine:

(A) treating prolactin-secreting adenomas

(B) amenorrhea-galactorrhea

(C) suppression of physiologic lactation

(D) acromegaly

(E) Parkinson's disease

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Question # 5 (Multiple Answer) contraindications for oxytocin clinical use:

(A) abnormal fetal presentation

(D) fetal distress

(E) cephalopelvic disproportion

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Question # 6 (Multiple Choice) Preferred drug treatment for central diabetes insipidus:

Answer: (C) desmopressin acetate

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Question # 7 (Multiple Answer) Appropriate clinical uses for human menopausal gonadotropins (hMG)-- in anovulatory women

(A) primary amenorrhea

(B) secondary amenorrhea

(C) polycystic ovary syndrome

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Question # 8 (Multiple Choice) Pulsatile GnRH treatment

Answer: (A) pituitary stimulation

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Question # 9 (Multiple Answer) inhibition of oxytocin-induced myometrial contractions:

(B) magnesium sulfate

(C) isoproterenol

(D) inhalation anesthetics

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Question # 10 (Multiple Answer) TRH infusion effects in healthy individuals:

(A) stimulates prolactin release from the pituitary

(B) no effect on cells producing growth hormone

(C) no effect on cells producing ACTH

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