Growth Hormone Regulation Quiz

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Where is growth hormone releasing hormone (GHRH) produced?

Hypothalamus

What is the primary function of somatostatin on the pancreas?

Reduces glucagon release

When does the highest level of growth hormone (GH) occur?

During sleep

What is the function of somatostatin on the anterior part of the pituitary gland?

Suppresses growth hormone and TSH release

What triggers the anterior pituitary gland to release growth hormone?

Growth hormone releasing hormone (GHRH)

What is the main effect of reduced secretion of GH?

Dwarfism

What is the primary biochemical pathway affected by growth hormone?

Increased rate of glycogenolysis

Which proteins released in response to growth hormone have the same biological effect of growth hormone?

IGF1 and IGF2

Why is synthetic growth hormone given before puberty and not after puberty?

To avoid acromegaly

What is the off-label use of growth hormone analogues that may lead to acromegaly?

Antiaging purposes

Test your knowledge on the regulation of growth hormone release and its functions in the body. This quiz covers topics such as the role of the hypothalamus, anterior pituitary gland, and hormones involved in controlling the release of growth hormone.

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