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Pathologies of the Pituitary Gland

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The study of diseases of the glands and hormones is called ________.

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1. What is the term for a condition that results from a decrease in hormone secretion?

2. A ______________ is most often the cause of hyperpituitarism.

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About This Quiz & Worksheet

It only takes a few minutes to answer the questions on this quiz/worksheet combo to test your knowledge of the pathologies associated with the pituitary gland. When you take this quiz, you'll answer questions about the condition that results from a decrease in hormone secretion and the hormone that is released in excess in a person with a prolactinoma.

Quiz & Worksheet Goals

On this quiz, you'll find questions on:

  • What the study of diseases of the hormones and glands is called
  • The condition that results from a decrease in hormone secretion
  • What often causes hyperpituitarism
  • Which hormone is released in excess if a person has a prolactinoma
  • The condition caused by the absence of secretion of ADH

Skills Practiced

  • Information recall - access the knowledge you've gained regarding what the study of diseases of the glands and hormones is called
  • Interpreting information - verify that you can read information regarding the causes of hyperpituitarism and interpret it correctly
  • Knowledge application - use your knowledge to answer questions about the condition caused when ADH is not secreted

Additional Learning

If you'd like to learn more about this subject, check out our lesson called Pathologies of the Pituitary Gland. After reviewing this lesson, you should be ready to:

  • Differentiate between hypocrinism and hypercrinism
  • Explain what causes the pituitary gland to secrete excess hgH
  • Detail the condition of gigantism
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