Surgery MCQ 96

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A 55-year-old male undergoes a total abdominal colectomy. Which of the following statement(s) is/are true concerning the hormonal response to the surgical procedure?

a. Adrenocorticotropic hormone (ACTH) is secreted from the anterior pituitary gland

b. ACTH stimulation results in elevation of serum cortisol levels for up to a week after the operation

c. An increased secretion of aldosterone and ADH may contribute to postoperative fluid retention

d. An increase in serum insulin and a fall in glucagon accelerate hepatic glucose production and maintain gluconeogenesis


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