Pituitary Dysfunction: Disorders and Symptoms

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If a 10-year old boy is growing at an abnormally fast rate, he may be experiencing and over-secretion of which of the following hormones?

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1. Which hormonal abnormality could result in an adult who is 3 feet 9 inches tall with fairly proportionate body features?

2. If a tumor of the pituitary gland causes a hypersecretion of Growth Hormone in a 29 year old woman, which of the following conditions could result?

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About This Quiz & Worksheet

Pituitary dysfunction causes significant changes in body structure and function. Test your knowledge of this topic with this worksheet/quiz combination. You will need to be familiar with the effects of over-secretion and hypersecretion of certain hormones as well as other information covered in the lesson.

Quiz & Worksheet Goals

These assessments will test you on the following:

  • Hypersecretion of growth hormone
  • Hormone abnormalities related to Diabetes Insipidus
  • Effect of hormone abnormalities

Skills Practiced

The students will practice the following skills:

  • Knowledge application - use your knowledge to answer questions about hormone abnormalities
  • Information recall - access the knowledge you've gained regarding hypersecretion and hyposecretion of hormones
  • Reading comprehension - ensure you draw the most important information from the pituitary dysfunction lesson

Additional Learning

To learn more about pituitary dysfunction, review the accompanying lesson titled Pituitary Dysfunction: Disorders and Symptoms. Objectives covered include:

  • Know the function of the pituitary gland
  • Define growth hormone
  • Describe the disorders caused by hypo- or hypersecretion of hormones
  • Understand the function of the anterior pituitary gland
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