Hypothalamus and Pituitary Gland

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What is a critical component for thyroid hormone synthesis?

Iodine (I) from food

What is the term for the constellation of defects resulting from untreated neonatal hypothyroidism?


What is a symptom of Hyperthyroidism?

Losing weight without trying

What is the function of Somatostatin (SS) in the regulation of GH secretion?

Inhibits GH secretion

What is the effect of Growth Hormone (GH) on lipid metabolism?

Increases lipid breakdown

What is the effect of Thyroid Hormones on basal metabolic rate (BMR)?

Increases BMR

What is the primary function of antidiuretic hormone (ADH) in the body?

Increase in water absorption by the kidneys

What is the effect of a lack of iodine on the thyroid gland?


Which hormone is responsible for regulating the production of glucocorticoids?

Adrenocorticotropic hormone (ACTH)

What is the approximate percentage of T4 that is bound to serum proteins?


What is the role of gonadotropin-releasing hormone (GnRH) in the body?

Stimulation of the gonads

What is the primary function of the posterior pituitary?

Storage and release of hormones produced by the hypothalamus

Learn about the hypothalamic-pituitary axis, the 7 releasing hormones produced in the hypothalamus, and the anterior pituitary hormones. Test your knowledge of these crucial endocrine glands and their functions.

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