ACTH Stimulation Test: Protocol & Side Effects


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ACTH is produced and released by which gland in the body?

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1. Cortisol and adrenaline are two hormones produced and released by which gland(s) in the body?

2. What is the condition called where the adrenal gland doesn't produce enough cortisol?

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About This Quiz & Worksheet

Our quiz will see how well you know the ACTH stimulation test. You'll need to understand the basics of this test, including relevant biochemical processes, administering the test and analyzing results.

Quiz & Worksheet Goals

This assessment will test you on the following subjects:

  • Which gland produces and releases ACTH
  • The gland that releases and produces cortisol and adrenaline
  • Insufficient cortisol production by the adrenal gland
  • Synthetic ACTH
  • Blood analysis in an ACTH stimulation test

Skills Practiced

You'll practice these skills during the quiz:

  • Reading comprehension - ensure that you draw the most important information from the related ACTH stimulation test lesson
  • Interpreting information - verify that you can read information regarding ACTH blood analysis and interpret it correctly
  • Information recall - access the knowledge you've gained regarding synthetic ACTH
  • Making connections - understand the concept of the ACTH stimulation test and how it connects to the adrenal gland

Additional Learning

You can learn more about this test from our lesson, ACTH Stimulation Test: Protocol & Side Effects. Using short video lessons led by professional instructors, you'll easily understand these concepts. Some of the topics you'll learn about include:

  • Hypopituitarism
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  • Pre-test patient instructions
  • Analyzing cortisol levels from a blood sample