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Increases the transport of glucose into a cell, stimulates the synthesis of proteins and fats, stimulates the formation of glycogen
This gland secretes two hormones: one hormone elevates blood glucose and the second hormone decreases blood glucose.
is a neurohypophyseal hormone that stimulates the uterine muscle to contract, thereby assisting in labor
Which of the following structures connects the hypothalamus and the adenohypophysis?
Identify: an excessive growth of hair in locations where hair growth in women is normally minimal.
Insulin and glucagon
are secreted by the pancreas and are concerned with the regulation of blood glucose.
Which of the following is least descriptive of the hypothalamus?
secretes ACTH, TSH, and gonadotropins
Which of the following hormones are found within the hypophyseal hypothalamic portal capillaries?
A disease that results in the enlargement of bones of the hands, feet, jaws, and cheeks is:
is secreted by the adenohypophysis, is also called somatotropic hormone, stimulates growth of the musculoskeletal system
Acromegaly is characterized by:
hyperfunctioning of the pituitary gland after puberty, adenomas of the pituitary gland during adulthood
elevates blood glucose, antagonizes insulin, causes Na+ and water reabsorption, thereby increasing blood pressure.
The secretion of cortisol by the adrenal gland suppresses further secretion of ACTH by the anterior pituitary gland. What is this interaction called?
negative feedback control
What substance is produced by the skin and is necessary for the absorption of calcium from the digestive tract?
When obtaining a wound culture, it is important not to:
irritate the wound by inserting the swab too deeply, use cotton swabs to collect the sample, remove too much exudate
When educating patients about the care of their skin, it is best to:
emphasize preventative measures that help promote healthy skin
Which is not an appropriate action to take when treating frostbite?
Gently rubbing the affected area
What is a major preventative action that patients can take to avoid malignant neoplasms?
Use lotions with a high SPF
What is one of the principal functions of the subcutaneous layer of the skin?
It provides insulation for the body.
Which of the following occurs as a result of the secretion of fetal sebaceous glands?
The fetus is covered by vernix caseosa
Which statement describes a major advantage of topical over systemic drugs?
Less likely to cause side effects
Which of the following is a consequence of a congenital absence of eccrine glands?
inability to regulate body temperature
What is the name of the sweat glands usually associated with hair follicles and found in the axillary and genital areas?
The part of the integumentary system containing fat as a stored energy source is the:
Which statement does not describe a result of a full-thickness burn?
Severe pain immediately after the injury
Which highly contagious disorder is caused by streptococci and characterized by itchy vesicles and pustules?
What is the layer that insulates the body from extreme temperature changes in the external environment?
What is the name of the thickening of the epidermis that develops in response to constant pressure or irritation?
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