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5 Matching questions

  1. positive feedback
  2. oxytocin
  3. pancreas
  4. estrogen
  5. pineal gland
  1. a A hormone produced by the hypothalamus and released from the posterior pituitary. It induces contractions of the uterine muscles during labor.
  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 Process that amplifies a small change (Reinforce change)
  4. d a general term for female steroid sex hormones that are secreted by the ovary and responsible for typical female sexual characteristics
  5. e A small mass of tissue near the center of the brain; it secretes the hormone melatonin.

5 Multiple choice questions

  1. secreted by parathyroid glands and controls calcium and phosphate metabolism
  2. Gland located near the heart; it aids in the body's defence against infection by making antibodies
  3. A peptide hormone released from the anterior pituitary, it stimulates the production and secretion of steroid hormones by the adrenal cortex.
  4. secreted from the adrenal cortex, aids the body during stress by regulating glucose, carbohydrates, and fat levels
  5. hormone secreted by anterior pituitary gland that stimulates growth of bones

5 True/False questions

  1. adrenal 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.


  2. one messenger modelmechanism of hormone action used by steroid hormones which bring their message directly into the cell


  3. steroid hormoneclass of hormones that can pass through the cell membrane; can be stored in the body


  4. hypersecretionexcessive hormone production by an endocrine gland


  5. ProlactinPeptide hormone released by anterior pituitary which promotes lactation.