5 Written questions
5 Matching questions
- Cushing syndrome
- a excessive production of cortisol by adrenal cortex with symptoms of abnormal fat deposits and wasting away of muscle
- b located partially behind the stomach in the abdomen, and it functions as both an endocrine and exocrine gland. It produces digestive enzymes as well as insulin and glucagon
- c The male sex hormone produced by the testes which promotes the maturation of the reproductive system accessory structures, and development of the male secondary sex characteristics.
- d a condition in which the pancreas fails to produce enough insulin or the body's cells cannot use it properly, characterized by excessive thirst, weight loss/gain, frequent urination.
- e part of the brain which links the endocine and nervous system, and controls the pituitary gland.
5 Multiple choice questions
- secreted in increasing amounts during puberty, by the anterior pituitary gland, to stimulate development of reproductive cell follicles
- class of hormones that can pass through the cell membrane; can be stored in the body
- Gland located near the heart; it aids in the body's defence against infection by making antibodies
- excessive hormone production by an endocrine gland
- mechanism of hormone action used by protein hormones; attach to cell membrane receptors which activate enzymes in the cell to produce the desired effect
5 True/False questions
melatonin → Produced by the thyroid gland and decreases the blood calcium levels by stimulating calcium deposit in the bones. The antagonist of the parathyroid hormone.
endocrine system → a condition in which the pancreas fails to produce enough insulin or the body's cells cannot use it properly, characterized by excessive thirst, weight loss/gain, frequent urination.
positive feedback → a response that opposes the original stimulus
aldosterone → a corticosteroid hormone that is secreted by the cortex of the adrenal gland, regulates mineral balance in blood and controls fluid volumes
insulin → a hormone secreted by the beta cells of the Islets of Langerhans of the pancreas responsible for regulating the metabolism of glucose