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Week 3 Handout TA: Manely Leilah Yafeh 1. What signal allows for milk production and letdown after the birth of the baby? How does this relate to the inhibition of milk production and decreased serum prolactin levels after the baby is weaned? 2. Why does a lactotroph adenoma result in galactorrhea and amenorrhea? 3. List the effects of GH. Name several factors that stimulate and inhibit GH secretion.
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4. Name and explain the test that is used to diagnose a somatotroph adenoma. Name and explain the test that is used to diagnose a Growth Hormone deficiency. 5. What is the difference between gigantism and acromegaly? 6. List three causes of primary hyperthyroidism. 7. Upon a standard physical examination, you find that your 65 year old patient has a relatively enlarged thyroid gland. Is he suffering from hyper or hypothyroidism?
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8. GH is an anabolic hormone. Cortisol is a catabolic hormone. They both promote gluconeogenesis and lipolysis. What is the benefit and physiological purpose of this overlap in effects?
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This note was uploaded on 04/06/2012 for the course BICD 150 taught by Professor Fortes during the Winter '09 term at UCSD.

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