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Question 11.What is one main difference between the pancreas and other glands in your body?
Question 22.In what way does the posterior pituitary gland differ from the anterior pituitary gland?
Question 33.Which hormone has the effect of lowering blood calcium by moving calcium into your bones?
Question 44.The body requires a state of continual balance in order to function at its maximum level of efficiency. What term designates this state of continual balance?
Question 55.Which of the following is NOT regulated by mineralocorticoids?
Question 66.The thyroid gland is an endocrine gland that regulates metabolism, blood calcium levels and growth through the secretion of:
Question 77.The corpus luteum is maintained by the hormone hCG. Why is this important?
Question 88.Melatonin is produced by the _____ gland.
Question 99.The adrenal cortex releases _____ to increase blood pressure.
Question 1010.When puberty is reached, _____ in females and _____ in males start producing sex hormones and reproductive cells.
Question 1111.Why do some people consider the adrenal medulla to be a misplaced part of the sympathetic nervous system?
Question 1212.All of the following are functions of the corpus luteum, EXCEPT:
Question 1313.Which of the following is produced by endocrine glands?
Question 1414.Hormones are _____ signals released into the _____ by endocrine glands.
Question 1515.Which of the following is not a tropic hormone?
Question 1616.What happens if blood sodium levels drop?
Question 1717.What is the definition of circadian rhythm?
Question 1818.The anterior pituitary gland regulates the thyroid gland function through the secretion of:
Question 1919.Why is it an advantage to a breast-feeding mother that prolactin reduces fertility?
Question 2020.Epinephrine and norepinephrine are both classified as catecholamines. What makes them different?
Question 2121.Norepinephrine and epinephrine are produced when you are experiencing a rush or feel threatened; these hormones are produced by the _____.
Question 2222.Which hormone is responsible for stimulating the body to begin contractions during childbirth?
Question 2323.You just ate a chocolate bar; what will happen to your insulin levels?
Question 2424.Corticosteroids, glucocorticoids and sex hormones are produced by the _____ gland(s).
Question 2525.Human chorionic gonadotropin (hCG) is produced by _____ and can be detected after the _____ of conception.
Question 2626.The _____ gland is a pea-sized endocrine gland located beneath the hypothalamus. It receives signals from the hypothalamus, which tell it to start or stop the release of hormones into the bloodstream.
Question 2727.Which of the following statements best describes the placenta?
Question 2828.Calcitonin and parathyroid hormone (PTH) regulate blood calcium levels. Calcitonin is produced by the _____ gland and PTH is produced by the _____ gland.
Question 2929.Which hormone does the placenta produce that helps prepare the breasts for milk production in the later stages of pregnancy?
Question 3030.Lucy is running a 10K marathon next week. It will be extremely important for her to ensure that her body maintains a proper electrolyte and water balance during this strenuous event. Which of the following types of hormones will help her in this endeavor?
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