Adrenal Glands: Epinephrine, Norepinephrine & Stress Adaptation


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What stimulates the adrenal medulla to secrete its hormones?

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1. Which of the following statements is FALSE, regarding norepinephrine?

2. Adrenaline is another name for _____.

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About This Quiz & Worksheet

The adrenal medulla in adrenal glands secretes catecholamines, which help with stress adaptation. This quiz focuses on the adrenal medulla and specific catecholamines, including epinephrine and norepinephrine.

Quiz & Worksheet Goals

The goal of this quiz is to see how well you understand:

  • How the adrenal medulla secretes hormones
  • The role of epinephrine in the body
  • The role of norepinephrine in the body
  • How catecholamines impact stress

Skills Practiced

  • Reading comprehension - ensure that you draw the most important relation from the related lesson on stress hormones
  • Defining key concepts - understand how to define terms such as adrenal medulla
  • Distinguishing differences - compare and contrast related terms like epinephrine and norepinephrine

Additional Learning

More information on this topic can be found in the accompanying lesson, titled Adrenal Glands: Epinephrine, Norepinephrine & Stress Adaptation. This lesson covers the objectives below:

  • Understand the purpose and responsibilities of the adrenal medulla
  • Know the definition and role of catecholamines
  • Learn the role of epinephrine and norepinephrine