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The Endocrine System Chapter Exam

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Question 1 1. Corticosteroids, glucocorticoids and sex hormones are produced by the _____ gland(s).

Question 2 2. Melatonin is produced by the _____ gland.

Question 3 3. Norepinephrine and epinephrine are produced when you are experiencing a rush or feel threatened; these hormones are produced by the _____.

Question 4 4. Human chorionic gonadotropin (hCG) is produced by _____ and can be detected after the _____ of conception.

Question 5 5. When puberty is reached, _____ in females and _____ in males start producing sex hormones and reproductive cells.

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Question 6 6. All of the following are functions of the corpus luteum, EXCEPT:

Question 7 7. The thyroid gland is an endocrine gland that regulates metabolism, blood calcium levels and growth through the secretion of:

Question 8 8. The anterior pituitary gland regulates the thyroid gland function through the secretion of:

Question 9 9. You just ate a chocolate bar; what will happen to your insulin levels?

Question 10 10. Calcitonin and parathyroid hormone (PTH) regulate blood calcium levels. Calcitonin is produced by the _____ gland and PTH is produced by the _____ gland.

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Question 11 11. 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 12 12. Hormones are _____ signals released into the _____ by endocrine glands.

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

Question 14 14. The adrenal cortex releases _____ to increase blood pressure.

Question 15 15. Which structure secretes regulatory hormones that stimulate the secretion of hormones by the anterior pituitary gland?

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Question 16 16. How does the role of the pancreas compare to the role of the adrenal glands?

Question 17 17. 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?

Question 18 18. Which of the following is a structure that develops after ovulation?

Question 19 19. How do mineralocorticoids regulate sodium levels?

Question 20 20. With which part of the body does the hypothalamus communicate via hormonal messages?

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Question 21 21. Where is the pineal gland located?

Question 22 22. Which hormone is secreted by the anterior pituitary gland for the purpose of stimulating the thyroid gland to produce T3 and T4?

Question 23 23. What would trigger the release of Glycogen from the liver into the bloodstream?

Question 24 24. Adrenaline is another name for _____.

Question 25 25. Which of the following is a function of catecholamines?

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Question 26 26. What is the name of the process that increases the synthesis of glucose from molecules such as proteins and fats?

Question 27 27. If the structure of the thyroid gland is described as a butterfly, the four, tiny spots on the butterfly wings are referred to as the _____.

Question 28 28. Which of the following is not a tropic hormone?

Question 29 29. 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 30 30. The corpus luteum is maintained by the hormone hCG. Why is this important?

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