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Posterior Pituitary Hormones

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  • Q1

     Which hormone is released from the posterior pituitary gland and plays a role in promoting uterine contractions during childbirth?


    Adrenocorticotropic hormone (ACTH)

    Thyroid-stimulating hormone (TSH)

    Growth hormone

  • Q2

    Oxytocin, released from the posterior pituitary gland, plays a role in all of the following EXCEPT:

    Facilitating social bonding and attachment behaviors

    Initiating labor and promoting uterine contractions

    Regulating water reabsorption in the kidneys

    Stimulating milk ejection during breastfeeding

  • Q3

    In which of the following scenarios would you expect an increase in antidiuretic hormone (ADH) secretion?

    During physical activity and sweating

    During dehydration or increased blood osmolarity

    After consuming a large volume of water

    In response to elevated blood pressure

  • Q4

    Which of the following conditions is characterized by a deficiency of antidiuretic hormone (ADH)?

    Addison's disease

    Diabetes insipidus

    Diabetes mellitus

    Cushing's syndrome


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