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5 Matching questions

  1. diabetes
  2. testosterone
  3. pancreas
  4. hypothalamus
  5. Cushing syndrome
  1. a excessive production of cortisol by adrenal cortex with symptoms of abnormal fat deposits and wasting away of muscle
  2. 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
  3. 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.
  4. 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.
  5. e part of the brain which links the endocine and nervous system, and controls the pituitary gland.

5 Multiple choice questions

  1. secreted in increasing amounts during puberty, by the anterior pituitary gland, to stimulate development of reproductive cell follicles
  2. class of hormones that can pass through the cell membrane; can be stored in the body
  3. Gland located near the heart; it aids in the body's defence against infection by making antibodies
  4. excessive hormone production by an endocrine gland
  5. 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

  1. melatoninProduced by the thyroid gland and decreases the blood calcium levels by stimulating calcium deposit in the bones. The antagonist of the parathyroid hormone.

          

  2. endocrine systema 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.

          

  3. positive feedbacka response that opposes the original stimulus

          

  4. aldosteronea corticosteroid hormone that is secreted by the cortex of the adrenal gland, regulates mineral balance in blood and controls fluid volumes

          

  5. insulina hormone secreted by the beta cells of the Islets of Langerhans of the pancreas responsible for regulating the metabolism of glucose

          

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