Hormones: Definition, Function & Intro to the Endocrine System


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

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

2. 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?

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About This Quiz & Worksheet

Because the endocrine system is very complex, our quiz/worksheet combo is designed to help you understand the fundamentals of this system. To pass this quiz, you'll have to be able to identify definitions, functions, and locations of many of the endocrine glands.

Quiz & Worksheet Goals

These assessments will quiz students on the following:

  • Gland that is in charge of the body's circadian rhythm
  • The gland that is known as the master gland
  • The gland(s) located on top of the kidneys and play a vital role in the anti-inflammatory response

Skills Practiced

By using this quiz and worksheet, you will practice:

  • Reading comprehension - make certain that you draw key details from the related hormones lesson
  • Distinguishing differences - compare and contrast topics from the lesson, such as circadian rhythm
  • Information recall - access the knowledge you've gained regarding locations and functions of the glands

Additional Learning

Our supplementary lesson, Hormones: Definition, Function & Intro to the Endocrine System, can help you learn more about the endocrine system. You'll study the following objectives:

  • Definition of hormones and their common jobs in the body
  • How the pituitary gland and the pineal gland function
  • Differences in the thyroid and parathyroid glands
  • Roles of the adrenal glands
  • What the testes and ovaries each produce