Pineal Gland, Functions, Melatonin & Circadian Rhythm


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Where is the pineal gland located?

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1. Which of the following hormones are secreted by the pineal gland?

2. Which of the following best describes melatonin secretion?

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About This Quiz & Worksheet

This quiz and corresponding worksheet will allow you to assess your understanding of facts about the pineal gland, from where it is located to what it secretes.

Quiz & Worksheet Goals

Through these assessments, you'll be tested on:

  • Where the pineal gland is found
  • What hormone is secreted by the pineal gland
  • A description of melatonin secretion
  • The definition of circadian rhythm
  • The result of melatonin secretion

Skills Practiced

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

  • Defining key concepts - ensure that you can accurately define main terms, such as melatonin secretion and circadian rhythm
  • Information recall - access the knowledge you've gained regarding what melatonin does
  • Knowledge application - use your knowledge to answer a question about a hormone secreted by the pineal gland

Additional Learning

To learn more about this organ, review the accompanying lesson called Pineal Gland, Functions, Melatonin & Circadian Rhythm. This lesson covers the following objectives:

  • Explain what endocrine organs do
  • Identify the pineal gland
  • Use examples to explain how disruptions in one's normal schedule can impact melatonin secretion
  • Discuss Seasonal Affective Disorder (SAD)