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5 Matching questions

  1. Erythropoietin
  2. Calcitriol
  3. Lipotropin
  4. Oxytocin
  5. Retinol Binding Protein 4
  1. a promotes the utilization of fat by the body and is a precursor to the endorphins
  2. b stimulates the production of red blood cells
  3. c Function not well understood; secreted by adipocytes (fat cells) and may communicate signal low blood sugar; recently associated with the development of insulin insensitivity
  4. d induces contraction of the uterine muscles during childbirth and causes the mammary glands to eject milk during nursing
  5. e steroid hormone produced by the kidneys in response to the presence of PTH; stimulates calcium and phosphate ion absorption in the digestive tract; the active form of Vitamin D

5 Multiple choice questions

  1. Function not well understood, affects nuclear architecture, two receptors specific to __________ have been found on human T-cells
  2. neurotransmitter; endocrine function = inhibits prolactin release
  3. neuropeptide secreted in the small bowel and colon; signals appetite suppression
  4. noradrenaline; chemical which is excitatory, similar to adrenaline, and affects arousal and memory; raises blood pressure by causing blood vessels to become constricted
  5. a protein secreted by fat cells, when abundant causes the brain to increase metabolism and decreases hunger.

5 True/False questions

  1. Human Chorionic GonadotropinThis hormone ensures a sufficient supply of protein, glucose, and minerals are available to the fetus.


  2. Thyrotropin Releasing Hormonesignals the pituitary gland to release TSH (thyroid stimulating hormone)


  3. Prolactin Releasing Hormonestimulates the release of prolactin from the pituitary


  4. Growth Hormone Releasing Hormoneinhibits the release of growth hormone by the anterior pituitary


  5. Triiodothyroninehormone produced by the thyroid glands to regulate metabolism by controlling the rate of oxidation in cells