Spironolactone: Uses & Side Effects


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High levels of which hormone can lead to low potassium levels in the blood?

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1. What is the medical term for low potassium levels in the blood?

2. What is the medical term for swelling (a condition where the body retains excess water)?

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About This Quiz & Worksheet

Spironolactone is a medication used to treat several conditions in the body. This worksheet/quiz combination tests you on some of the side effects, which hormone can cause low potassium levels, and the term for the swelling that occurs when fluid accumulates in the body.

Quiz & Worksheet Goals

You will be tested on the following material:

  • Medical term for fluid retention and related swelling
  • Which hormone causes low potassium levels in the body
  • Another term for spironolactone
  • Side effects of spironolactone

Skills Practiced

  • Knowledge application - use your knowledge of human physiology to identify the hormone that can cause a drop in potassium levels in the bloodstream
  • Interpreting information - verify that you can read and correctly interpret information about the condition that occurs when fluid is retained in the body and causes swelling
  • Information recall - access the knowledge you've gained regarding some of the side effects that can occur when a patient takes spironolactone

Additional Learning

To find out more, read or view the lesson titled Spironolactone: Uses & Side Effects. The lesson covers these objectives:

  • Name some of the conditions that spironolactone treats
  • Discuss the symptoms of an overdose of spironolactone
  • Describe the condition that results when the body's salt and water balance is disrupted