Adrenal Pathology

1. Which of these statements is true?

  • Dopa is converted into adrenaline via DBH
  • Tyrosine is converted to phenylalanine in the liver
  • Tyrosine is converted into dopa via tyrosine hydroxylase
  • Adrenaline is converted into noradrenaline via PNMT
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2. Adrenaline causes which of the following?

  • Vasoconstriction in the liver
  • Vasoconstriction in the muscles
  • Vasodilation in the liver
  • Systemic vasodilation

3. Which of these is true of pheochromocytomas?

  • Tumour of glomus cells
  • 70% familial
  • Tumour of chromaffin cells
  • Secretes more adrenaline than noradrenaline

4. Which of these is not indicative of Cushing's syndrome?

  • Weight Loss
  • Spinal tenderness
  • Hypertension
  • Osteoporosis

5. Which of these is a cause of pseudo-cushing's?

  • Prolonged alcohol excess
  • Amyloidosis
  • Long term steroid use
  • Tuberculosis


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