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Thyrotropin-releasing hormone: Quiz


Question 1: Medical preparations of TRH are used in diagnostic tests of thyroid disorders and in ________.
Addison's diseaseAcromegalyGrowth hormone deficiencyHypopituitarism

Question 2: TRH is produced by the ________ in medial neurons of the paraventricular nucleus.
Pineal glandPituitary glandPosterior pituitaryHypothalamus

Question 3: Thyrotropin-releasing hormone (TRH), also called thyrotropin-releasing factor (TRF), thyroliberin or protirelin, is a tropic tripeptide hormone that stimulates the release of thyroid-stimulating hormone and ________ by the anterior pituitary.
Endocrine systemOxytocinProlactinActivin and inhibin

Question 4: A TRH test may be indicated if secondary ________ is suspected.
Hashimoto's thyroiditisHypothyroidismGraves' diseaseHypopituitarism

Question 5: In addition to the brain, TRH can also be detected in other areas of the body including the ________ and pancreatic islets.
Colorectal cancerHuman gastrointestinal tractPeritonitisAscending cholangitis


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