5 Written questions
5 Matching questions
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- pineal gland
- a A hormone produced by the hypothalamus and released from the posterior pituitary. It induces contractions of the uterine muscles during labor.
- 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
- c Process that amplifies a small change (Reinforce change)
- d a general term for female steroid sex hormones that are secreted by the ovary and responsible for typical female sexual characteristics
- e A small mass of tissue near the center of the brain; it secretes the hormone melatonin.
5 Multiple choice questions
- secreted by parathyroid glands and controls calcium and phosphate metabolism
- Gland located near the heart; it aids in the body's defence against infection by making antibodies
- A peptide hormone released from the anterior pituitary, it stimulates the production and secretion of steroid hormones by the adrenal cortex.
- secreted from the adrenal cortex, aids the body during stress by regulating glucose, carbohydrates, and fat levels
- hormone secreted by anterior pituitary gland that stimulates growth of bones
5 True/False questions
adrenal gland → 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.
one messenger model → mechanism of hormone action used by steroid hormones which bring their message directly into the cell
steroid hormone → class of hormones that can pass through the cell membrane; can be stored in the body
hypersecretion → excessive hormone production by an endocrine gland
Prolactin → Peptide hormone released by anterior pituitary which promotes lactation.