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5 Matching questions

  1. Pituitary
  2. Endothermic
  3. Countercurrent exchange
  4. Homeothermic
  5. Cuticle
  1. a Waxy outer layer on a leaf.
  2. b Organism that is able to maintain an internal body temperature within a narrow range. Endothermic.
  3. c Arrangement of vascular tissues that enable heat to be transferred from a vessel carrying fluid from the core to an extremity, to a vessel carrying fluid from an extremity to the core.
  4. d Endocrine attached to the hypothalamus. Influences the production of thyroxine by the thyroid gland.
  5. e Organisms whose body temperature is maintained by internal metabloic sources.

5 Multiple choice questions

  1. Sytstem of ductuless glands that produce hormones which are released directly into the bloodstream.
  2. Region of the brain responsible for essential fuctions associated with the autonomic nervous system.
  3. Part of the neuron that contains the nucleus. Also called the soma.
  4. Compound that when added to a fluid loewrs the freezing point of the fluid.
  5. Organims whose body temperature varies with the external environment. Ectothermic.

5 True/False questions

  1. InterneuronsNerve cells found within the CNS which communicate between affector and effector neurons.


  2. XerophytesPlants with characteristics that enable resistance to drought and life in very arid areas.


  3. Antidiuretic hormoneHomrone which increases reabsorption of water into the blood from the distal tubules and collecting ducts of nephrons in the kidney.


  4. Peripheral nervous systemSub-branch of the nervous system involving all nerves that lie outside the brain and spinal cord.


  5. KidneysIn animals, chemicals produced in endocrine glands that are released into and transported via that bloodstream to other parts of the body where they act.


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