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  1. testosterone
  2. negative feedback
  3. thyroid gland
  4. hormones
  5. Prolactin
  1. a gland found in neck that regulates rate of metabolism; produces thyroxine
  2. b 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.
  3. c a response that opposes the original stimulus
  4. d Peptide hormone released by anterior pituitary which promotes lactation.
  5. e chemical "messengers" of the endocrine system that are released into the blood

5 Multiple choice questions

  1. a condition in which the body's bones become weak and break easily; may be caused by hypersecretion of parahormone
  2. hormone secreted by alpha cells of the pancreas; raises blood glucose levels
  3. class of hormones that can pass through the cell membrane; can be stored in the body
  4. a hormone secreted by the beta cells of the Islets of Langerhans of the pancreas responsible for regulating the metabolism of glucose
  5. mechanism of hormone action used by steroid hormones which bring their message directly into the cell

5 True/False questions

  1. hyposecretiondeficient hormone production by an endocrine gland


  2. oxytocinA hormone produced by the hypothalamus and released from the posterior pituitary. It induces contractions of the uterine muscles during labor.


  3. pineal glandone 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.


  4. acromegalylocated 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


  5. adrenocorticotropic hormoneA peptide hormone released from the anterior pituitary, it stimulates the production and secretion of steroid hormones by the adrenal cortex.