Situation: A normal, healthy individual is taking exogenous growth hormone (GH). Evaluate these statements as true or false #10-14.
10. ____ They could take the hormone orally
11. ____ RQ would likely be less than .85 at rest and possibly even during exercise
12.------- Somatostatin levels would be elevated
13. _____Likely have increased lean body mass due to organ hypertrophy
14. -------_Blood glucose levels would likely be higher than normal
10. False statement.
If growth hormone is taken orally it will get digested in the stomach. So it is introduced to body by injections. Subcutaneous injection bis the most suitable way of introduction.
Growth hormone treatment doesn't affect the respiratory quotient level. It remains the same during exercise .
Increase in growth hormone level doesn't directly elevate somatostatin. Somatostatin is the growth hormone inhibiting hormone. Somatostatin level is increased by GI hormones.
Lean body mass is the development of muscle mass without fat. As growth hormone increase the hypertrophy of muscle cells it directly increase the lean body mass.
The introduction of growth hormone affects the insulin action by counteracting it. So insulin fails to reduce the blood glucose level. As a result the blood glucose level seems to be elevated.
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