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Histology Testbank: Endocrine 3

 

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 prolactin?
a. Protein
b. Peptide
c. Steroid
d. Catecholamine
e. None of the above

2.
Where are tropic hormones secreted from?
a. Pars intermedia
b. Pars tuberalis
c. Infundibulum
d. Adenohypophysis
e. Neurohypophysis

3.
Which of the following is not part of the neurohypophysis?
a. Median eminence
b. Pars distalis
c. Pars nervosa
d. Infundibular stalk
e. All of the above are part of the neurohypophysis

4.
What cell type secretes MSH?
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. Corticotropic cells
b. Thyrotropic cells
c. Gonadotropic cells
d. None of the above
e. All of the above

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

7.
Which gland secretes cortisol?
a. Pancreas
b. Thyroid
c. Pineal gland
d. Adrenal gland (cortex)
e. Adrenal gland (medulla)

8.
Which cell type is found in the adrenal medulla?
a. Principal cell
b. Oxyphil cell
c. Parafollicular cells
d. Follicular cells
e. Chromaffin cells

9.
Where is pancreatic polypeptide secreted from?
a. Alpha cells
b. Beta cells
c. Gamma cells
d. Delta cells
e. Acini

10.
Which of the following is the middle layer of the adrenal cortex?
a. Chromaffin cells
b. Zona reticularis
c. Zona glomerulosa
d. Zona fasciculata
e. None of the above

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