Endocrinology Quiz #28: Endocrine Pharmacology and Pharmacotherapies

1. A 34-year-old woman with a history of type 2 diabetes mellitus presents to her physician for a routine check-up. Her current medications include metformin. She mentions that despite her efforts, her blood glucose levels have been consistently high. Which of the following medications, if added to her current regimen, primarily works by increasing insulin sensitivity in peripheral tissues? 

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2. A 55-year-old man with a history of benign prostatic hyperplasia (BPH) is prescribed a medication that relaxes the smooth muscles of the prostate and bladder neck, improving urine flow. This medication likely exerts its pharmacological effect through which of the following mechanisms? 

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3. A 60-year-old woman with osteoporosis is prescribed a medication that decreases osteoclast activity. Which of the following drugs is most likely to have been prescribed? 

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4. A patient with type 1 diabetes mellitus accidentally administers a higher dose of insulin than prescribed. Which of the following is the most appropriate initial treatment for the resulting hypoglycemia? 

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5. A 45-year-old man with acromegaly is not a candidate for surgery. Which of the following medications would be most appropriate to inhibit growth hormone secretion in this patient? 

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