In learning and understanding the principles of physiology (or any other discipline), it is often helpful to have a knowledge of the key events as well as scientists responsible for major discoveries that led to the current dogma accepted by most people in the field. Test your basic knowledge of the history of physiology by taking this simple quiz.
(1) This scientist is responsible for the discovery of cyclic adenosine monophosphate (cAMP) as the first known intracellular second messenger of hormone action.
(2) The radioimmunoassay (RIA) has been instrumental in detecting the presence as well as determining the concentration of hormones in various body fluids. Which of the following scientists is credited with developing the RIA?
(3) This/these physiologist(s) demonstrated that surgical removal of the pancreas in dogs led to the development of diabetes.
(4) For their discovery of the hormone insulin and its importance in treating the symptoms associated with diabetes, these physiologists received the Nobel Prize in Physiology or Medicine in 1923.
(5) This famous physiologist wrote "From Fish to Philosopher", a popular book, now considered to be a classic in the physiology literature.
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Posted: Tuesday, October 20, 2015 Last updated: Tuesday, October 20, 2015