Endocrine Question #5


The nurse is caring for a client diagnosed with an adenoma tumor of the anterior pituitary gland. The nurse anticipates which hormones will be affected by the procedure? (Select all that apply)


  1. Adrenal corticotrophic hormone (ACTH)
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  2. Growth hormone (GH)
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  3. Prolactin hormone (PRL)
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  4. Antidiuretic hormone (ADH)
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Anterior pituitary produces different hormones which act on target glands or cells. Anterior pituitary hormones are named in selection A, B, and C. Antidiuretic hormone (ADH) is part of the posterior pituitary. The nurse will anticipate imbalance of these hormones that may affect other glands and cells, and the client will need replacement hormones for lifelong therapy.

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