5 Written Questions
5 Matching Questions
- pineal gland
- a A small mass of tissue near the center of the brain; it secretes the hormone melatonin.
- b A hormone produced by the hypothalamus and released from the posterior pituitary. It induces contractions of the uterine muscles during labor.
- c Produced by the thyroid gland and decreases the blood calcium levels by stimulating calcium deposit in the bones. The antagonist of the parathyroid hormone.
- d secreted by parathyroid glands and controls calcium and phosphate metabolism
- e local hormones that do not enter the bloodstream
5 Multiple Choice Questions
- Process that amplifies a small change (Reinforce change)
- a corticosteroid hormone that is secreted by the cortex of the adrenal gland, regulates mineral balance in blood and controls fluid volumes
- hormone secreted by alpha cells of the pancreas; raises blood glucose levels
- Gland located near the heart; it aids in the body's defence against infection by making antibodies
- chemical "messengers" of the endocrine system that are released into the blood
5 True/False Questions
hypothalamus → part of the brain which links the endocine and nervous system, and controls the pituitary gland.
hypersecretion → deficient hormone production by an endocrine gland
pituitary gland → A small mass of tissue near the center of the brain; it secretes the hormone melatonin.
luteinizing hormone → class of hormones that can pass through the cell membrane; can be stored in the body
insulin → inner part of kidney which produces epineprine and norepinephrine