Hormones of the Anterior Pituitary Gland: Names & Functions


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

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

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

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About This Quiz & Worksheet

The anterior pituitary gland produces hormones that are important for our bodily functions, and this quiz/worksheet combo will help test your understanding of this topic. You'll be assessed on your understanding of relevant vocabulary terms.

Quiz & Worksheet Goals

In these assessments you'll be tested on your understanding of:

  • Growth hormone
  • Hypothalamus
  • Prolactin
  • Luteinizing hormone

Skills Practiced

This quiz and worksheet allow students to test the following skills:

  • Distinguishing differences - compare and contrast topics from the lesson, such as which hormones are considered to be tropic
  • Information recall - access the knowledge you've gained regarding a hormone that is produced in a breast-feeding mother by a suckling infant
  • Knowledge application - use your knowledge to answer questions about the hormone that peaks in production during a person's teen years

Additional Learning

To learn more about the hormones produced by the anterior pituitary gland, review the accompanying lesson. This lesson covers the following objectives:

  • Understand that there are six important hormones that are produced by the anterior pituitary gland, some of which affect other endocrine glands
  • Define each of the six hormones discussed in this lesson, and understand their importance to a person's growth and bodily functions
  • Examine the relationship that each hormone may have on a woman versus a man