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The HPG Axis: Hormones of Male Reproduction

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If GnRH production were blocked, then which of the following would NOT occur?

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1. What would happen if testosterone levels get too high?

2. Which best describes the signaling nature of the hormones in the male HPG axis?

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About This Quiz & Worksheet

Use this quiz/worksheet combo to help you test your understanding of male reproductive hormones. Some of the topics you'll be assessed on include what happens when testosterone levels get too high as well as the location of the interstitial cells in males.

Quiz & Worksheet Goals

During these assessments, you'll be tested on the:

  • Effect(s) of blocking GnRH production
  • Results of testosterone levels getting too high
  • Hormone signaling nature in the male HPG axis
  • Secretion of LH and FSH
  • Location of the interstitial cells

Skills Practiced

While taking the quiz, you can test these abilities:

  • Reading comprehension - ensure that you draw the most important information from the related lesson on the male reproductive hormones
  • Interpreting information - verify that you can read information regarding interstitial cells and interpret it correctly
  • Information recall - access the knowledge you've gained regarding the secretion of LH and FSH during the male reproductive process
  • Knowledge application - use your knowledge to answer a question about what happens when testosterone levels rise too high

Additional Learning

To learn more about human reproduction, review the accompanying lesson named The HPG Axis: Hormones of Male Reproduction. This lesson covers the following objectives:

  • Tell what organs make up the HPG axis in males
  • Know the role of the hypothalamus in male reproduction
  • Detail what GnRH is and its function
  • Describe the anterior pituitary's purpose
  • Compare and contrast the roles of LH and FSH in male reproduction
  • Define 'interstitial cells' and 'negative feedback' in relation to male reproduction
  • Relate how FSH and inhibin are involved in the negative feedback of the HPG axis
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