Endocrine and Metabolic Disorders Board Review Questions: CME Quick Quiz

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Endocrine and Metabolic Disorders

Free Board Review Questions CME Quiz

The endocrine system is responsible for regulating a range of bodily functions through the release of hormones. Hormones are secreted by the glands of the endocrine system, traveling through the bloodstream to various organs and tissues in the body. The hormones then tell these organs and tissues what to do or how to function.  Endocrine systems play a major role in the protection against acute elevations in serum potassium by means of insulin action and adrenergic modulation of extrarenal potassium disposal. Aldosterone is recognized as the delayed regulator of potassium excretion. Magnesium levels fall in hyperaldosteronism, hyperparathyroidism, and diabetic keto-acidosis, as well as in malnutrition states.  The integrated action of these hormones and electrolytes are thus of major importance in regulation of the cardiovascular system.  Endocrine disorders and metabolic result in certain hormones being too high or too low which can have a number of effects on health. The signs and symptoms depend on the hormone that’s out of balance.

This week's Med-Challenger's free CME quiz includes Endocrine, Metabolic, & Nutritional Disorders questions, topics include: Regulation of Water and Osmolarity, Acid-Base Disorders, Alcoholic and Lactic Acidosis, and Thyroid Gland Disorders.

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Here's this week's sample Endocrine and Metabolic Disorders board review question...

A 68-year-old man with chronic obstructive pulmonary disease presents with a serum sodium value of 124 mEq/L and a concentrated urine sodium value above 20 mEq/dL despite normal circulating blood volume.


What is the most likely diagnosis?

Answer Options:

diabetes insipidus


psychogenic polydipsia

syndrome of inappropriate antidiuretic hormone (SIADH)

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