Adrenal Gland Disorders & Treatments: Addison's Disease and Prednisone


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Which of the following conditions could result if your adrenal glands did not produce enough hormones?

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1. If glucocorticoids, such as cortisol, are over produced by the adrenal cortex, which of the following symptoms could result?

2. What is a likely cause of Cushing's syndrome?

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About This Quiz & Worksheet

This quiz/worksheet combo will help you quickly assess your understanding of the function of the adrenal glands and conditions that can result when these glands do not function correctly.

Quiz & Worksheet Goals

In these assessments you'll be tested on:

  • The name of the condition resulting when adrenal glands do not produce enough hormones
  • A symptom of the overproduction of glucocorticoids
  • A cause of Cushing's syndrome
  • Symptoms of Addison's disease
  • The name of a hormone with anti-inflammatory and immunosuppressive properties

Skills Practiced

This worksheet and quiz will allow you to test the following skills:

  • Reading comprehension - ensure that you draw the most important information about the results of the under- or over-secretion of specific hormones
  • Defining key concepts - ensure that you can accurately define main phrases, such as cortisol and prednisone
  • Distinguishing differences - compare and contrast topics from the lesson, such as Addison's disease and Cushing's syndrome
  • Knowledge application - use your knowledge to answer questions about the causes of adrenal gland disorders

Additional Learning

To learn more about this topic, review the accompanying lesson called Adrenal Gland Disorders & Treatments: Addison's Disease and Prednisone. This lesson covers the following objectives:

  • Describe what the adrenal glands do
  • Details symptoms and physical characteristics of Cushing's syndrome
  • Define natural and synthetic steroids
  • Discuss what happens when one has Addison's disease