at a Glance

Jeremy P. T. Ward, Roger W. A. Linden

Multiple Choice: Chapter 50 Somatic and skeletal growth

Question 50.1With regard to growth hormone (somatotrophin), which of the following statements is NOT true?

A Growth hormone provides the main drive for growth spurts during development
B Growth hormone is a protein released from the anterior pituitary somatotrophs under the control of the hypothalamus
C The release of growth hormone varies throughout the day, with the peak following a large meal
D Growth hormone release is increased in response to exercise and stress