Davis Edge NCLEX Question of the Week #18

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Question
What is the reason behind possible glucose intolerance in an aging client?

Question Options:
1.) Decreased lipase and reserve of the pancreas
2.) Decreased number and size of the liver cells
3.) Decreased villae, enzymes, and motility in the small intestine
4.) Decreased protein synthesis of the liver

Correct Option(s): 1

Rationale
Option 1: Decreased lipase and reserve of the pancreas is responsible for possible glucose intolerance in an aging client.
Option 2: Decreased number and size of the liver cells in the aging client reduces metabolism of drugs and the ability to detoxify.
Option 3: Decreased villae, enzymes, and motility in the small intestine is responsible for decreased absorption of nutrients and fat-soluble vitamins in an aging client.
Option 4: Reduced protein synthesis of the liver in an aging client diminishes the metabolism of drugs and ability to detoxify.

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