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The Endocrine System Chapter Exam

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Question 1 1. What is one main difference between the pancreas and other glands in your body?

Question 2 2. In what way does the posterior pituitary gland differ from the anterior pituitary gland?

Question 3 3. Which hormone has the effect of lowering blood calcium by moving calcium into your bones?

Question 4 4. 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 5 5. Which of the following is NOT regulated by mineralocorticoids?

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Question 6 6. The thyroid gland is an endocrine gland that regulates metabolism, blood calcium levels and growth through the secretion of:

Question 7 7. The corpus luteum is maintained by the hormone hCG. Why is this important?

Question 8 8. Melatonin is produced by the _____ gland.

Question 9 9. The adrenal cortex releases _____ to increase blood pressure.

Question 10 10. When puberty is reached, _____ in females and _____ in males start producing sex hormones and reproductive cells.

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Question 11 11. Why do some people consider the adrenal medulla to be a misplaced part of the sympathetic nervous system?

Question 12 12. All of the following are functions of the corpus luteum, EXCEPT:

Question 13 13. Which of the following is produced by endocrine glands?

Question 14 14. Hormones are _____ signals released into the _____ by endocrine glands.

Question 15 15. Which of the following is not a tropic hormone?

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Question 16 16. What happens if blood sodium levels drop?

Question 17 17. What is the definition of circadian rhythm?

Question 18 18. The anterior pituitary gland regulates the thyroid gland function through the secretion of:

Question 19 19. Why is it an advantage to a breast-feeding mother that prolactin reduces fertility?

Question 20 20. Epinephrine and norepinephrine are both classified as catecholamines. What makes them different?

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Question 21 21. Norepinephrine and epinephrine are produced when you are experiencing a rush or feel threatened; these hormones are produced by the _____.

Question 22 22. Which hormone is responsible for stimulating the body to begin contractions during childbirth?

Question 23 23. You just ate a chocolate bar; what will happen to your insulin levels?

Question 24 24. Corticosteroids, glucocorticoids and sex hormones are produced by the _____ gland(s).

Question 25 25. Human chorionic gonadotropin (hCG) is produced by _____ and can be detected after the _____ of conception.

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Question 26 26. 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 27 27. Which of the following statements best describes the placenta?

Question 28 28. Calcitonin and parathyroid hormone (PTH) regulate blood calcium levels. Calcitonin is produced by the _____ gland and PTH is produced by the _____ gland.

Question 29 29. Which hormone does the placenta produce that helps prepare the breasts for milk production in the later stages of pregnancy?

Question 30 30. 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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