Adrenal Cortex: Glucocorticoids and Androgens


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

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1. How are glucocorticoids secreted from the adrenal cortex?

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

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About This Quiz & Worksheet

Adrenal glands are among the major endocrine glands, and they secrete a number of hormones into your bloodstream. This quiz focuses on two of those hormones, glucocorticoids and androgens, and how well you can recall information about them.

Quiz & Worksheet Goals

This quiz assesses your understanding of the following topics:

  • Hormones secreted by the adrenal cortex
  • How hormones are secreted
  • Hormones that fall into the category of glucocorticoids or androgens
  • How certain hormones impact certain developmental characteristics

Skills Practiced

  • Reading comprehension - draw information from the accompanying lesson on the adrenal cortex
  • Defining key concepts - make sure you can correctly define glucocorticoid and androgen
  • Information recall - remember the knowledge attained from reading the lesson on glucocorticoids and androgens

Additional Learning

If you're looking for more to learn on this topic, you can read the corresponding lesson, Adrenal Cortex: Glucocorticoids and Androgens. The objectives covered in this lesson are as follows:

  • Learn the purpose and responsibilities of the adrenal cortex
  • Understand how glucocorticoids are secreted
  • Identify examples of glucocorticoids
  • Determine the difference between the two sex hormones
  • Know the purpose of androgens