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Quiz 1

1. A person has been on hunger strike for a week. Compared to normal he will have:

a) Increased activity of hepatic glycogen synthetase.
b) Decreased plasma catecholamine levels.
c) Elevated plasma glucose because the tissues are preferentially utilizing fatty acids.
d) Increased release of fatty acids from adipose tissue.

2. In a normal healthy individual with a total lung capacity of 6 liters:

a) The tidal volume at rest is about 1 liter.
b) The functional residual capacity would be about 2 liters.
c) The expiratory reserve volume at rest would be about 2 liters.
d) The FEV1 would be equivalent to about 1.5 liters.

3. Regarding the control of lactation:

a) Prolactin stimulates milk ejection.
b) Placental steroid secretion inhibits lactation during pregnancy.
c) Vasopressin (ADH) is secreted in response to suckling.
d) Oxytocin secretion can be suppressed by dopamine agonists.

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