EXERCISES, LESSON 8
INSTRUCTIONS: The following exercises are to be answered by marking the lettered
response that best answers the question or best completes the incomplete statement or
by writing the answer in the space provided.
After you have completed all the exercises, turn to "Solutions to Exercises" at the
end of the lesson and check your answers.
Progesterone is best described as:
a. The hormone responsible for female secondary sexual characteristics.
b. The hormone that prepares the female's body for pregnancy and helps
The hormone that affects the growth of bone during puberty (closes epiphyses
of long bones).
d. The hormone responsible for the development of the uterus, vagina, and
Estrogen is used in the palliative treatment of breast cancer and prostatic cancer.
This means that:
a. Estrogen lessens the severity of symptoms or pain, but it does not cure the
b. Estrogen causes a complete remission of the cancer in the patient.
Estrogen is used in combination with other agents in order to slow the spread
of the cancer throughout the body.
d. Estrogen can be used to treat cancers that have not spread throughout the