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  1. Prolactin
  2. endocrine system
  3. one messenger model
  4. thyroid gland
  5. insulin
  1. a mechanism of hormone action used by steroid hormones which bring their message directly into the cell
  2. b Peptide hormone released by anterior pituitary which promotes lactation.
  3. c gland found in neck that regulates rate of metabolism; produces thyroxine
  4. d a hormone secreted by the beta cells of the Islets of Langerhans of the pancreas responsible for regulating the metabolism of glucose
  5. e a collection of glands and groups of cells thats secrete hormones that regulate growth,development, and homeostsis

5 Multiple Choice Questions

  1. Gland located near the heart; it aids in the body's defence against infection by making antibodies
  2. part of the brain which links the endocine and nervous system, and controls the pituitary gland.
  3. hormone secreted by alpha cells of the pancreas; raises blood glucose levels
  4. A small mass of tissue near the center of the brain; it secretes the hormone melatonin.
  5. one of a pair of ductless glands, located above the kidneys, consisting of a cortex, which produces steroidal hormones, and a medulla, which produces epinephrine and norepinephrine.

5 True/False Questions

  1. aldosteroneThe 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.


  2. positive feedbacka response that opposes the original stimulus


  3. hormoneschemical "messengers" of the endocrine system that are released into the blood


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


  5. pituitary glandthe master gland of the endocrine system


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