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Histology Testbank: Endocrine 2

 

Instructions: For each histology question, pick the one best answer. This histology test bank is also useful for the histology questions on the USMLE (USMLE step 1). Click here for answers and detailed explanations.

1.
What type of hormone is insulin?
a. Protein
b. Peptide
c. Steroid
d. Catecholamine
e. None of the above

2.
What connects the pituitary to the hypothalamus?
a. Pars intermedia
b. Pars tuberalis
c. Infundibulum
d. Adenohypophysis
e. Neurohypophysis

3.
Which of the following is not part of the adenohypophysis?
a. Pars intermedia
b. Pars tuberalis
c. Pars distalis
d. Pars nervosa
e. All of the above are part of the adenohypophysis

4.
What cell type secretes prolactin?
a. Lactotropic cells
b. Thyrotropic cells
c. Somatotropic cells
d. Corticotropic cells
e. Gonadotropic cells

5.
Which of the following cells can be classified as an acidophil?
a. Gonadotropic cells
b. Corticotropic cells
c. Thyrotropic cells
d. Lactotropic cells
e. All of the above

6.
Which gland secretes calcitonin?
a. Pancreas
b. Thyroid
c. Pineal gland
d. Adrenal gland (cortex)
e. Adrenal gland (medulla)

7.
Which cell type are also called C cells?
a. Principal cell
b. Oxyphil cell
c. Parafollicular cells
d. Follicular cells
e. Chromaffin cells

8.
Where is glucagon secreted from?
a. Alpha cells
b. Beta cells
c. Gamma cells
d. Delta cells
e. Acini

9.
Which of the following is a component of the adrenal medulla?
a. Chromaffin cells
b. Zona reticularis
c. Zona glomerulosa
d. Zona fasciculata
e. All of the above

10.
What are the cells of the pineal gland called?
a. Follicular cells
b. Parafollicular cells
c. Pinealocytes
d. P cells
e. PP cells

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