Which of the following is least descriptive of the hypothalamus?
secretes ACTH, TSH, and gonadotropins
T3, T4, and calcitonin are
secreted by the thyroid gland.
Insulin and glucagon
are secreted by the pancreas and are concerned with the regulation of blood glucose.
The islets of Langerhans
secrete insulin and glucagon.
include the glucocorticoids, mineralocorticoids, and androgens.
The adrenal medulla
is part of the "fight-or-flight" response.
Iodine containing hormones
regulate metabolic rate.
Antidiuretic hormone (ADH) and oxytocin
stimulate the kidney to excrete Na+ and water.
Portal capillaries carry releasing hormones from the brain to the
anterior pituitary gland.
Which of the following is the response to low plasma levels of calcium?
secretion of PTH
What is the stimulus for the release of insulin?
high plasma levels of glucose
refers to the anterior pituitary gland
This gland secretes TSH, ACTH, and growth hormone.
anterior pituitary gland
The adrenal cortex
This gland is associated with "sugar, salt, and sex."
Which of the following is least associated with the adrenal medulla?
sugar, salt sex
include epinephrine (adrenaline) and norepinephrine
Enlargement of the thyroid gland
"Sugar, salt, and sex" is descriptive of
cortisol, aldosterone, testosterone
Insulin, cortisol, thyroxine, and oxytocin
stimulates the mammary glands to make milk
Which of the following is not controlled by a hypothalamic-releasing hormone?
is secreted by the adenohypophysis
stimulates growth of the musculoskeletal system
is also called somatotropic hormone
(all the above)
Estrogen, progesterone, and testosterone
are secreted by the gonads
Testosterone is best described as
Calcitonin and parathyroid hormone
control plasma levels of calium
Which of the following structures connects the hypothalamus and the adenohypophysis
Which of the following hormones are found within the hypophyseal hypothalamic portal capillaries?
A deficiency of insulin causes
is a neurohypophyseal hormone that stimulates the uterine muscle to contract, thereby assisting in labor.
Which of the following is most descriptive of cAMP?
second chemical messenger
is secreted by the anterior pituitary gland
The only hormone that lowers blood glucose is
stimulates osteoblastic activity and causes blood calcium to increase
is secreted by the beta cells of the islets of Langerhans
ACTH stimulates the
adrenal cortex to secrete cortisol.
The secretion of cortisol by the adrenal gland suppresses further secretion of ACTH by the anterior pituitary gland. What is this interaction called?
negative feedback control
Which of the following steroids is an androgen?
Which of the following is a function of parathyroid hormone?
It increases plasma levels of calcium
Cretinism, myxedema, and Graves' disease are all
thyroid hormone-deficiency diseases.
resembles neuromuscular blockade by curare
posterior pituitary gland
What is the most likely effect of a deficiency of aldosterone?
low blood volume an hypotension
This gland secretes melatonin and is concerned with our biological rhythms
The person with _______________ is most likely to receive insulin therapy
The hypersecretion of this hormone is least likely to cause hyperglycemia
Which of the following is most likely to cause the secretion of calcitonin?
elevated plasma calcium
Ketoacidosis is most related to
excess fatty acid catabolism
Which of the following is characterized by low blood volume?
oversecretion of ACTH
is characterized of chronic adrenal cortical insufficiency (Addison's disease)
stimulates the formation of glycogen
increases the transport of glucose into a cell
stimulates the synthesis of proteins and fats
(all the above)
all the above
Excess secretion of epinephrine
stimulates the sythesis of glycogen
Kussmaul respirations occur in response to
Which of the following is most responsive to treatment with thyroxine?
This gland secretes two hormones: one hormone elevates blood glucose and the second hormone decreases blood glucose
Iodine, colloid, and goiter refer to this gland.
Identify: an excessive growth of hair in locations where hair growth in women is normally minimal
Which group is incorrect?
steroids: cortiol, aldoterone, testosterone, epinephrine
Which group is incorrect?
hormones of the anterior pituitary gland: ACTH, prolactin, TSH, oxytocin