Endocrine Question #3


The nurse analyzes results of laboratory for thyroid function and notices elevation of thyroid stimulating hormone (TSH) and decreased free thyroxin index and T4. The nurse will expect medication, which will treat which thyroid condition?


  1. Hyperthyroidism
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  2. Hypophysectomy
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  3. Graves’ Disease
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  4. Hypothyroidism
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Laboratory results of elevated TSH with decreased free thyroxin and T4 indicates hypothyroidism. Hyperthyroidism will have opposite lab values and Grave’s Disease is associated with hyperthyroidism. Hypophysectomy refers to removal of pituitary gland.

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