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Problem: Malfunction in a control pathway for prolactinSuppose that a woman had to have part of her thyroid gland surgically removed. She would most likely suffer from a condition known as hypothyroidism due to too little thyroid function.Predict how this woman's hypothyroidism would affect prolactin levels in her body.Which choice describes how surgical hypothyroidism would likely affect prolactin levels?a. Thyroid hormone levels decrease, TRH levels decrease, and PRL levels decrease.b. Thyroid hormone levels decrease, TRH levels decrease, and PRL levels increase.c. Thyroid hormone levels decrease, TRH levels increase, and PRL levels decrease.d. Thyroid hormones levels decrease, TRH levels increase, and PRL levels increase.e. Thyroid hormone levels increase, TRH levels increase, and PRL levels increase.f. Thyroid hormone levels increase, TRH levels increase, and PRL levels decrease.g. Thyroid hormone levels increase, TRH levels decrease, and PRL levels increase.

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Malfunction in a control pathway for prolactin

Suppose that a woman had to have part of her thyroid gland surgically removed. She would most likely suffer from a condition known as hypothyroidism due to too little thyroid function.

Predict how this woman's hypothyroidism would affect prolactin levels in her body.

Which choice describes how surgical hypothyroidism would likely affect prolactin levels?

a. Thyroid hormone levels decrease, TRH levels decrease, and PRL levels decrease.

b. Thyroid hormone levels decrease, TRH levels decrease, and PRL levels increase.

c. Thyroid hormone levels decrease, TRH levels increase, and PRL levels decrease.

d. Thyroid hormones levels decrease, TRH levels increase, and PRL levels increase.

e. Thyroid hormone levels increase, TRH levels increase, and PRL levels increase.

f. Thyroid hormone levels increase, TRH levels increase, and PRL levels decrease.

g. Thyroid hormone levels increase, TRH levels decrease, and PRL levels increase.

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