What Is ACTH (Adrenocorticotropic Hormone)? - Definition, Function & Deficiency


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If someone is under a lot of stress at work, what hormone do you expect to be increased?

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1. If someone has Cushing's Disease, what does he have too much of?

2. If someone has Addison's Disease what vital sign will be markedly changed?

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About This Quiz & Worksheet

Hormones play a vital role in the regulation of the human body. This assessment will help you discover how much you know about ACTH, other related hormones and related diseases.

Quiz & Worksheet Goals

The questions of this assessment will test your understanding of:

  • Stress hormones
  • Cushing's syndrome
  • Causes of Cushing's syndrome
  • Addison's disease
  • What happens when someone suddenly stops using cortisol supplements

Skills Practiced

A few skills covered in this assessment include:

  • Interpreting information - verify that you can read information regarding various hormones and glands related to ACTH and interpret it correctly
  • Information recall - access the knowledge you've gained regarding what happens when one has too little ACTH
  • Knowledge application - use your knowledge to answer questions about the affects of too much ACTH

Additional Learning

For a quick review of the material covered in this assessment you may study the lesson What is ACTH (Adrenocorticotropic Hormone)? - Definition, Function & Deficiency. This short lesson will also provide you with a review of:

  • What ACTH is
  • Where it is released
  • Its function in the human body