Adrenal Cortex: Aldosterone and Body Fluid Balance


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Which of the following is NOT regulated by mineralocorticoids?

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1. How is the renin-angiotensin system best described?

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

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About This Quiz & Worksheet

This quiz/worksheet combo will help you quickly assess your understanding of how the adrenal cortex works and the effects of the hormones it secretes on the body's health.

Quiz and Worksheet Goals

In these assessments, you'll be tested on:

  • Body functions regulated by mineralocorticoids
  • The description of the renin-angiotensin system
  • The result of a drop in blood pressure
  • The way in which mineralocorticoids regulate sodium levels
  • The result of a drop in blood sodium levels

Skills Practiced

This worksheet and quiz will allow you to test the following skills:

  • Reading comprehension - ensure that you draw the most important information about the roles of specific hormones in the regulation of body systems
  • Defining key concepts - ensure that you can accurately define main phrases, such as mineralocorticoids and aldosterone
  • Information recall - access the knowledge you've gained regarding the balance of salt and water in the blood
  • Knowledge application - use your knowledge to answer questions about blood pressure regulation

Additional Learning

To learn more about this topic, review the accompanying lesson called Adrenal Cortex: Aldosterone and Body Fluid Balance. This lesson covers the following objectives:

  • Define adrenal cortex
  • Describe hormones released by the adrenal cortex
  • Discuss the functions of these hormones
  • Provide information about the hormone that regulates blood pressure
  • Detail the effects of low blood sodium