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Hormones & Mechanisms of Hormone Action for the MCAT: Help and Review Chapter Exam

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Question 1 1. Name the gland responsible for controlling the body's circadian rhythm?

Question 2 2. T3 _____, while T4 _____.

Question 3 3. Which hormone is responsible for stimulating the body to begin contractions during childbirth?

Question 4 4. How does the role of the pancreas compare to the role of the adrenal glands?

Question 5 5. Why is it an advantage to a breast-feeding mother that prolactin reduces fertility?

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Question 6 6. What is the name of the process that increases the synthesis of glucose from molecules such as proteins and fats?

Question 7 7. Which of the following is a function of Human Placental Lactogen (hPL)?

Question 8 8. Which of these hormones would be given to a woman to trigger ovulation?

Question 9 9. Which hormone is secreted by the anterior pituitary gland for the purpose of stimulating the thyroid gland to produce T3 and T4?

Question 10 10. How is potassium regulated by the body to maintain homeostasis?

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Question 11 11. A woman having trouble conceiving a child might need additional amounts of which hormone(s):

Question 12 12. Which gland partners with the hypothalamus to send messages to all other endocrine glands concerning hormone production and secretion?

Question 13 13. What would trigger the release of Glycogen from the liver into the bloodstream?

Question 14 14. Why do some people consider the adrenal medulla to be a misplaced part of the sympathetic nervous system?

Question 15 15. What role does iodine play in relation to the thyroid gland?

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Question 16 16. If a healthy person eats a high sugar meal, which of the following will happen?

Question 17 17. Why are parathyroid hormone and calcitonin considered to be antagonists of one another?

Question 18 18. Puberty is directed to begin in:

Question 19 19. How do glucocorticoids help the body to cope with long-term stressors?

Question 20 20. Where is the pineal gland located?

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Question 21 21. Which of the following is not a tropic hormone?

Question 22 22. Which of the following statements is FALSE, regarding norepinephrine?

Question 23 23. Which hormone has the effect of lowering blood calcium by moving calcium into your bones?

Question 24 24. Adrenaline is another name for _____.

Question 25 25. Mary thinks she might be pregnant and purchases a pregnancy test. The pregnancy test shows a positive result. Why did the test come back positive?

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Question 26 26. How does the body restore itself to normal when calcium levels are too low?

Question 27 27. Why is cortisol considered to be the most important glucocorticoid?

Question 28 28. What stimulates the adrenal medulla to secrete its hormones?

Question 29 29. 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?

Question 30 30. If a male does not enter puberty sometime in his teens, his doctor might prescribe which medication(s)?

Hormones & Mechanisms of Hormone Action for the MCAT: Help and Review Chapter Exam Instructions

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