Endocrinology Quiz #11: Cortisol

1. A 45-year-old woman presents with weight gain, hypertension, and purple striae on her abdomen. Laboratory tests reveal hyperglycemia and hypokalemia. Which of the following is the most likely diagnosis? 

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2. A 33-year-old man is diagnosed with a pituitary adenoma secreting ACTH. Which of the following effects is directly caused by ACTH on the adrenal glands?

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3. A patient with Addison's disease starts treatment with hydrocortisone. Which of the following best describes the rationale for using hydrocortisone in this condition? 

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4. During a high-stress situation, which of the following changes is most likely to occur in cortisol levels?

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5. A 54-year-old man with a history of chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) is on long-term glucocorticoid therapy. Which of the following adverse effects is most directly attributed to his medication?

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