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9.Steroid hormones can have long lasting consequences on cellular function. Describe the mechanism that underlies this. What other category of hormones functions in a similar manner?
10.Dexamethasone is a drug used to suppress the secretion of ACTH from the anterior pituitary gland. Two patients with hypersecretion of cortisol (Cushing’s syndrome) are given dexamethasone. The first person’s cortisol secretion level falls to normal after the medication, but the second person’s cortisol secretion remains elevated. Which patient has the “primary” pathology? Explain your reasoning.11.A patient comes into the doctor’s office and explains that he is suffering from arterial hypertension, which results in high blood pressure. The doctor prescribes a beta-adrenergic agonist.a)Will this cause vasoconstriction or vasodilation of the patient’s bloodvessels? b)Which G-protein pathway will this activate?