Summary of Adrenocorticotropic hormone
Flashcards on Adrenocorticotropic hormone
Adrenocorticotropic hormone acts on the of the adrenal gland.
Questions on Adrenocorticotropic hormone
A 62-year-old woman comes to the clinic because she has gained considerable weight in the past few months. She says that despite a healthy diet, her waistline continues to expand and none of her clothes fit anymore. Her medical history includes non-Hodgkin lymphoma at age 44 and invasive ductal carcinoma at age 28. Her temperature is 37.0°C (98.6°F), pulse is 86/min, respirations are 16/min, and blood pressure is 168/96 mm Hg. Physical examination shows truncal obesity with abdominal striae and significant facial fat stores. Laboratory studies show a glucose of 280 mg/dL. Serial cortisol measurements show a level at time: 0800 hours of 62 μg/dL and a level at time: 2000 hours of 64 μg/dL. Abdominal computed tomography (shown below) shows a mass involving the adrenal gland. Which of the following hormones most likely has decreased serum levels due to feedback suppression from the tumor product?