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Question 6#Print Question

Which is FALSE regarding the hypothalamic-pituitaryadrenal (HPA) axis and injury-associated stress?

a. The HPA is initiated by the hypothalamus producing corticotropin-releasing hormone (CRH) in response to inflammatory cytokines
b. CRH acts on the anterior pituitary to stimulate adreno-corticotropin hormone (ACTH) secretion
c. CRH simulates the zona fasciculata of the adrenal gland to synthesize and secrete glucocorticoids
d. Insufficient cortisol in response to critical illness can lead to tachycardia, hypotension, weakness, hypoglycemia, hyponatremia, and hyperkalemia


Question 7#Print Question

Nutritional formulas used to treat pulmonary failure typically increase the fat intake of a patient's total caloric intake to:

a. 50%
b. 20%
c. 80%
d. 10%




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