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Chapter 22: Growth, Thyroid, and Gonadal Pharmacology

Growth hormone does not play a key role in which of the following physiologic actions?

a. Regulation of protein, fat, and carbohydrate metabolism

b. Regulation of normal adult height

c. Regulation of lean body mass

d. Regulation of secondary sexual characteristics

Which of the following would stimulate gonadotropin (FSH and LH) secretion?

a. Continuous nonpulsatile administration of gonadotropin-releasing hormone

b. Pulsatile administration of gonadotropin-releasing hormone

c. Gonadotropin-releasing hormone antagonists

d. Levothyroxine

Which of the following drugs is not associated with an increased risk of thromboembolic events?

a. Testosterone

b. Estrogens

c. Hormonal contraceptives

d. Tamoxifen

Which of the following is true regarding treatment of hypothyroidism?

a. Synthetic T4 (levothyroxine) is usually the first choice.

b. Synthetic T3 (liothyronine) is usually the first choice.

c. Thyroid-stimulating hormone (TSH) is usually the first choice.

d. Thyrotropin-releasing hormone (TRH) is usually the first choice.

Which of the following would be anticipated in an individual taking growth hormone in supraphysiological doses as a performance-enhancing drug?

a. Hypotension

b. Bradycardia

c. Testicular shrinkage

d. Diabetes mellitus

Potential treatments for an individual with hyperthyroidism does not include which of the following?

a. Radioactive iodine therapy using 131I

b. Iodide salts

c. Radioactive synthetic T4

d. Surgical removal of the thyroid gland

Which of the following conditions is likely to be treated with recombinant forms of human growth hormone?

a. Endometriosis

b. Prostate cancer

c. Osteoporosis

d. Acquired immune deficiency ...

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