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Which of the following is least descriptive of the hypothalamus?

secretes ACTH, TSH, and gonadotropins

T3, T4, and calcitonin are

secreted by the thyroid gland.

Insulin and glucagon

are secreted by the pancreas and are concerned with the regulation of blood glucose.

The islets of Langerhans

secrete insulin and glucagon.


include the glucocorticoids, mineralocorticoids, and androgens.

The adrenal medulla

is part of the "fight-or-flight" response.

Iodine containing hormones

regulate metabolic rate.

Antidiuretic hormone (ADH) and oxytocin

stimulate the kidney to excrete Na+ and water.

Portal capillaries carry releasing hormones from the brain to the

anterior pituitary gland.

Which of the following is the response to low plasma levels of calcium?

secretion of PTH

What is the stimulus for the release of insulin?

high plasma levels of glucose

The adenohypophysis

refers to the anterior pituitary gland

This gland secretes TSH, ACTH, and growth hormone.

anterior pituitary gland

The adrenal cortex

secretes catecholamines

This gland is associated with "sugar, salt, and sex."

adrenal cortex

Which of the following is least associated with the adrenal medulla?

sugar, salt sex


include epinephrine (adrenaline) and norepinephrine

Enlargement of the thyroid gland


"Sugar, salt, and sex" is descriptive of

cortisol, aldosterone, testosterone

Insulin, cortisol, thyroxine, and oxytocin

are hormones

Lactogenic hormone

stimulates the mammary glands to make milk

Which of the following is not controlled by a hypothalamic-releasing hormone?


Growth hormone

is secreted by the adenohypophysis
stimulates growth of the musculoskeletal system
is also called somatotropic hormone
(all the above)

Estrogen, progesterone, and testosterone

are secreted by the gonads

Testosterone is best described as


Calcitonin and parathyroid hormone

control plasma levels of calium

Which of the following structures connects the hypothalamus and the adenohypophysis

portal capillaries

Which of the following hormones are found within the hypophyseal hypothalamic portal capillaries?

releasing hormones

A deficiency of insulin causes



is a neurohypophyseal hormone that stimulates the uterine muscle to contract, thereby assisting in labor.

Which of the following is most descriptive of cAMP?

second chemical messenger


is secreted by the anterior pituitary gland

The only hormone that lowers blood glucose is



stimulates osteoblastic activity and causes blood calcium to increase


is secreted by the beta cells of the islets of Langerhans

ACTH stimulates the

adrenal cortex to secrete cortisol.

The secretion of cortisol by the adrenal gland suppresses further secretion of ACTH by the anterior pituitary gland. What is this interaction called?

negative feedback control

Which of the following steroids is an androgen?


Which of the following is a function of parathyroid hormone?

It increases plasma levels of calcium

Cretinism, myxedema, and Graves' disease are all

thyroid hormone-deficiency diseases.

Hypocalcemic tetany

resembles neuromuscular blockade by curare

The neurohypophysis

posterior pituitary gland

What is the most likely effect of a deficiency of aldosterone?

low blood volume an hypotension

This gland secretes melatonin and is concerned with our biological rhythms

pineal gland

The person with _______________ is most likely to receive insulin therapy


The hypersecretion of this hormone is least likely to cause hyperglycemia


Which of the following is most likely to cause the secretion of calcitonin?

elevated plasma calcium

Ketoacidosis is most related to

excess fatty acid catabolism

Which of the following is characterized by low blood volume?

oversecretion of ACTH


is characterized of chronic adrenal cortical insufficiency (Addison's disease)


stimulates the formation of glycogen
increases the transport of glucose into a cell
stimulates the synthesis of proteins and fats
(all the above)


all the above

Excess secretion of epinephrine

stimulates the sythesis of glycogen

Kussmaul respirations occur in response to

metabolic acidosis

Which of the following is most responsive to treatment with thyroxine?

graves disease

This gland secretes two hormones: one hormone elevates blood glucose and the second hormone decreases blood glucose


Iodine, colloid, and goiter refer to this gland.


Identify: an excessive growth of hair in locations where hair growth in women is normally minimal


Which group is incorrect?

steroids: cortiol, aldoterone, testosterone, epinephrine

Which group is incorrect?

hormones of the anterior pituitary gland: ACTH, prolactin, TSH, oxytocin

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