Wednesday, November 4, 2015

Pathology of the Endocrine System

This practice test includes 20 questions related to pathology of the endocrine system. This body system, loaded with hormones, is often challenging for many folks to remember because many of the symptoms are similar. Some of the disorders are more common than others. I hope this practice test helps!


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Pathology of the Endocrine System

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Retaining fluid and hyponatremia

Syndrome of inappropriate antidiuretic hormone (SIADH)

Antibodies destroy cells of the thyroid gland, causing hypothyroidism

Hashimoto's Disease or chronic lymphocytic thyroiditis

Child grows much fast than others of same age


Child develops diabetes due to viral infection

Type 1 diabetes or juvenile diabetes

Fatigue, weakness, loss of appetite, low blood pressure, weight loss symptoms

Addison's Disease

Tumor on adrenal gland causing changes in heart rate and blood pressure


Side effect of long-term corticosteroid use

Cushing's Syndrome

Recurring infections, tingling in hands and feet, irritability, hunger, thirst symptoms

Type 2 Diabetes

Condition often due to long-term alcohol abuse


Complication of pregnancy

Gestational Diabetes

Baby has hypothyroidism


Low calcium


Iodine deficiency sign


Tumor of pituitary gland


Fatigue, depression, constantly feeling cold symptoms


Condition that often has a sign of bulging eyes

Graves' Disease - exophthalmos

Sudden dizziness, confusion, headache, shaking symptoms

Hypoblycemia or insulin shock

Side effect of low levels of testosterone


Excessive aldosterone

Conn's Syndrome

Complications of diabetes

Common diabetes complications

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