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Category: Surgery--->Thyroid, Parathyroid, and Adrenal
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Thyroid hormones (T3 and T4) have regulatory roles in all of the following EXCEPT:

a. The hypoxia and hypercapnia drives of the respiratory center in the brain
b. Gastrointestinal motility
c. The speed of muscle contraction and relaxation
d. Visual acuity in low-light conditions ("night vision")

Question 7#Print Question

 In North America, hyperthyroidism is most often caused by:

a. Toxic multinodular goiter
b. Diffuse toxic goiter (Graves disease)
c. Thyroid cancer
d. Thyroid stimulating hormone-secreting pituitary adenoma

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Subtotal or total thyroidectomy is preferred for the treatment of Graves disease:

a. When radioactive iodine therapy is contraindicated
b. When the goiter is large or airway obstruction appears imminent
c. In patients with demonstrated poor compliance with anti-thyroid medications
d. All of the above

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What is the recommended course of action when fine needle aspiration biopsy (FNAB) of a thyroid nodule is "follicular neoplasm?"

a. Repeat FNAB
b. Lobectomy
c. Lobectomy and isthmusectomy
d. Total thyroidectomy

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Which diseases are associated with germline mutations in the RET tyrosine kinase receptor gene?

a. Multiple endocrine neoplasia type 2A (MEN2A)
b. Multiple endocrine neoplasia type 2B (MEN2B)
c. Hirschsprung disease
d. All of the above

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