1.) True or false: A deep bridge of nerve fiber known as the corpus callosum connects the two cerebral hemispheres.
3.) True or False: The sympathetic division of the autonomic nervous system prepares the body for stressful situations that require energy expenditure, such as by increasing heartbeat and respiratory rate to flee from a threatening situation.
4.) True or false: The parasympathetic division of the autonomic nervous system operates under normal non-stressful conditions.
5.) True or false: The sclera regulates the amount of light that enters through the pupil.
6.) True or false: Tetanus is caused by the introduction of the bacterium Clostridium tetani into an open wound.
7.) Ture or false: Otitis media is another name for a middle ear infection, a common occurrence in young children.
8.) True or false: Cerebral palsy is a condition caused by inflammation of brain tissue, usually caused by a virus and transmitted by the bite of a mosquito.
9.) True or false: Color blindness is an X-chromosome inherited genetic trait occurring more frequently in males, resulting in the inabiliity to perceive one or more colors.
False (too much aqueous humor)
12.) True or false: Glaucoma is caused by a lack of aqueous humor in front of the lens.
14.) True or false: The endocrine glands are ductless glands that secrete their homones directly into the bloodstream.
False (Stimulates milk production in mammary glands)
15.) True or false: Lactogenic hormone (LTH), also known as prolactin, stimulates the production of ova in the female ovary.
False (serotonin is a neurotransmitter in the CNS)
17.) True or false: The pineal gland produces the hormone serotonin.
18.) True or false: There are three classifications of hormones: modified amino acids, proteins and steroid hormones.
False (extreme nervousness, fatigue and an elevated rate of body metabolism)
19.) True or false: Hyperthyroidism in adults results in sluggishness, fatigue and fluid accumulation in subcutaneous tissues.
False (Low rate of metabolism causing sluggishness, being too tired to perform daily tasks and an accumulation of fluid.
20.) True or false: Hypothyroidism causes nervousness, high body metabolism and fatigue.
21.) True or false: Parathormone causes bone cells to release calcium and phosphorous into the blood.
False (On top of each Kidney)
23.) True or false: The adrenal glands are embedded in the posterior surface of the thyroid gland.
24.) True or false: A decline in blood glucose can cause nervous system malfunctions, since glucose is a main source of energy for nerve cells.
25.) True or false: Growth hormone increase protein synthesis and the breakdown of fats and carbohydrates.
26.) True or false: Adenocorticotropic hormone (ACTH) stimulates the adrenal cortex to secrete it's hormones, including cortisol.
27.) True or false: Some of the side effects of anabolic steroids are shriveled testes and infertility, changes in blood cholesterol levels that could lead to heart disease, damage to the liver, a puffy face and mental problems.
29.) The prominent fissure that separates the cerebrum into right and left halves or hemispheres is the ________(a) ____________.
30.) The white, outermost layer of the eyeball, composed of tough connective tissue, is the ________(d)_________.
31.) The area of sharpest vision in the retina of the eye is known as the _________(c)__________.
33.) The area of the retina where the nerve fibers leave the eye is known as the ________(a)_________.
34.) The membrane that separates the external ear canal from the middle ear is known as the __________(a)________.
35.) Inflammation of the meninges caused by bacterial or viral infection that results in headache, fever and a stiff neck is known as ________(b)_________.
36.) A condition that is a normal part of aging, commonly occurring during the forties and resluting in a decrease in the ability of the eye to accommodate for near vision is known as ___________(c)_________.
38.) A disorder in which certain parts of the brain are overactive, producing convulsive seizures and possible loss of consciousness is __________(d)__________.
39.) An inflammation of brain tissue, usually caused by a virus and transmitted by a mosquito bite, is known as _________(c)_________.
40.) A disease characterized by tremors of the hand when resting and a slow, shuffling walk with rigidity of muscular movements is known as ___________(b)__________.
42.) The part of the eye that consists of smooth muscles that hold the lens in place is called the ________(b)_________.
46.) The opening in the center of the colored part of the eye, which allows light to enter the eye, is known as the _____(b)_______.
48.) The photo-sensitive cells in the retina that function in dim light, but do not produce color vision are called the ______(a)________.
49.) The photo-sensitive cells in the retina that requires lots of light and produce color vision are called the ________(b)_______.
50.) The cavities within the brain that connect with each other, with the subarachnoid space of the meninges and with the cnetral canal of the spinal cord are called the ________(a)________.
51.) The part of the brain that contains all of the ascending and descending tracts that connect between the spinal cord and various parts of the brain is called the ______(c)________.
52.) The part of the brain that controls our feelings of rage and aggression, contains the body's thirst center and maintains waking and sleeping patterns it the ________(c)_______.
53.) A condition caused by excessive pressure buildup in the aqueous humor, which can constrict blood vessels entering the eye is known as _________(a)________.
54.) The second layer of the eye, which contains blood vessels and pigment cells is known as the _________(b)_______.
55.) Caffeine functions in the same way as the ________(a)_______ division of the autonomic nervous system.
56.) The condition caused by excessive secretion of the growth hormone after childhood and characterized by enlarged face, hands and feet is known as ________(b)________.
58.) The hormone that maintains the body's water balance by promoting increased water reabsorption by the kidneys is the antidiuretic hormone known as _________(d)________.
59.) A condition due to hypothyroidism in young children in which the child is mentally retarded and does not grow to normal stature is known as ______(c)_______.
60.) The condition caused by too much secretion from the adrenal cortex, resulting in puffy skin, obesity, a moon-shaped face and masculinizing changes in women is known as _________(b)_________.
61.) The hormone that lowers the calcuim and phosphate ion concentration of the blood by inhibiting the release of calcium phosphate ions from the bones and by increasing the excretion of these ions by the kidneys is _____(a)_______.
62.) A common condition of the endocrine system in which the pancreas fails to produce enough insulin, resulting in chronic elevations of glucose in the blood is known as _______(b)______.
63.) A condition of the adrenal cortex characterized by bronzing of the skin, decreased blood soduim, low blood glucose, low blood pressure, fatigue, listlessness and dehydration is called _______d)_______.
64.) The group of cells in the islets of Langerhans of the pancreas that are responsible for secreting insulin are the _____(b)_____.
65.) The hormone secreted by the alpha cells of the pancreas that is responsible for stimulating the liver to convert stored glycogen into glucose when blood sugar levels are extremely low is ______(c)______.
66.) Too little growth hormone secreted before puberty, as a result of abnormal development of the pituitary gland, results in a condition known as ______(a)______.
67.) A condition of the pituitary gland due to a deficiency of antidiuretic hormone (ADH) in which an individual produces 20 to 30 liters of urine daily and can become severely dehydrated is known as _____(a)_____.
68.) The pituitary gland, considered the "master gland" of the endocrine system is also called the ________(C)_________.
69.) The hormone that stimulates development of the follicles in the ovaries is _____(a)_____.
71.) A disease caused by overproduction of thyroid hormone, often associated with an enlarged thyroid gland or goiter and bulging eyeballs is known as _______(b)_____.
72.) The medical term for an excessive amount of glucose (sugar) in the urine is _____(d)______
73.) The male sex hormones that stimulate development of male sexual characteristics are known as _______(a)________.
76.) The medical term for excessive eating (eating abnormally large amounts of food) is _______(a)______.
77.) The medical term for an excessive amount of glucose (sugar) in the blood is ________(c)________.
Negative Feedback Loop
79.) When the concentration of a particular hormone reaches a certain level in the body, the endocrine gland that secreted that hormone is inhibited and the secretion of that hormone ceases or decreases significantly. This is known as _______(a)______.
85.) The mineralocorticoid hormone secreted by the adrenal cortex that is responsible for the regulation of sodium reabsorption and potassium excretion by the kidneys is _______(b)_______.
89.) ________ is a condition caused by excessive pressure buildup in the aqueous humor, which can constrict blood vessels entering the eye.
90.) The ability of the eye to see distant objects but not close ones is known as farsightedness or _________.
91.) The _________ is the second largest portion of the brain and functions as a reflex center in coordinating complex skeletal muscular movements, maintaining proper body posture and keeping the body balanced.
93.) The posterior part of the eye is filled with ____________, which maintains ocular pressure, refracts or bends light and holds the retina and lens in place.
94.) The ear canal is lined with hairs and modified sebaceous glands called ___________ glands.
95.) The ability to see close objects but not distant ones is known as nearsightedness or __________.
96.) A bacterial, viral or allergic infection of the conjunctiva of the eye is called __________.
97.) Constant stimulation of the semicircular canals of the inner ear due to the motion of a car, boat or airplane, resulting in nausea and weakness, causes a condition known as ____________.
98.) The ____________ is superior to the midbrain and between the two cerebral hemispheres.
102.) A(n) ________ is an enlargement or dilation of a blood vessel wall, commonly referred to as a ballooning.
103.) __________develop when the lens of the eye becomes cloudy due to a buildup of protein materials.
104.) ________________ is a disease caused by progressive demyelination of nerve cells in the brain and spinal cord.
105.) ________ is an acute viral, fatal disease that affects the central nervous system. It is transmitted to humans through a bite with virus-containing saliva.
106.) ____________ disease is a genetically inherited, incurable disease caused by abnormal lipid metabolism that produces severe brain dysfunction.
107.) __________ glands secrete their hormones directly into the bloodstream, where they are carried to target organs.
108.) ____________ is a state of increased acidity of the blood due to the breakdown of fats when the blood sugar level is very low.
109.) ___________ is a state of balance in the internal environment of the body within certain narrow limits, via the chemical control of the endocrine system.
110.) __________, a steroid closely related to cortisol, is given as a medication to reduce inflammation and as a treatment for arthritis.
111.) ________________ occurs as a result of excessive secretion of the growth hormone before the bones stop growing.
112.) _____________, secreted by the posterior pituitary gland, is a hormone that stimulates smooth muscle contraction.
117.) The female hormones that cause the development of female reproductive structures and secondary female sexual characteristics are estrogen and ______________.
118.) The hormone responsible for causing contraction of uterine smooth muscles during childbirth is _________.
119.) The component of salt in the United States that is necessary for the thryoid gland to function properly is ________________.
122.) The thymus gland produces the hormone _____________ and is crucial to the development of the immune system.
124.) The outer part of the adrenal gland is called the adrenal _____________, while the inner part of the adrenal gland is called the adrenal _____________
125.) _________________ disorder occurs in individuals who are sensitive to an overproduction of melatonin that occurs in climate zones that have cloudy winter months with little bright sunshine.
126.) ________________ is caused by too much secretion of aldosterone, one of the mineralocorticoid hormones from the adrenal cortex.
127.) _________________ is caused by many and varied external environmental influences such as worry over finances, examinations and grades, relationships, employment, etc.
128.) _________________ occurs due to excessive secretions of androgens from the adrenal cortex.