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Low body fat mass and hormone levels ?

An 11-year-old girl is presented at the clinic with reports of frequent fainting and lethargy. The girl is 5 ft tall and weighs 80 lb. Skin fold tests show an abnormally low percentage of body fat mass. Which of the following hormones is likely to be severely diminished in this patient? A. Cortisol B. Epinephrine C. Glucagon D. Insulin E. Thyroid Answer- The correct answer is D. The patient has low body weight and fat mass and there are frequent fainting attacks. Apparently her condition is consistent with a low energy state that might be due to poor diet or...

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Answer- Case study- Gestational Diabetes Mellitus and Neonatal hypoglycemia-A patient who had gestational diabetes has just delivered …

A patient who had gestational diabetes has just delivered a 10 lb baby. The baby appears “jittery” and heel stick glucose is 30 mg/dL. Which of the following mechanisms is the explanation for the newborn’s hypoglycemia? A. The mother’s relative hyperinsulinemia B. The baby’s relative hyperinsulinemia C. The mother’s hyperglycemia D. The baby’s hyperglycemia E. Placental insulin production Answer- The correct answer is- B- The baby’s relative hyperinsulinemia. Gestational diabetes is a condition characterized by high blood glucose levels that is first recognized during pregnancy. The condition occurs in approximately 4% of all pregnancies. Almost all women have some degree...

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