Adrenal Glands: Structure & Function


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Where do you find the adrenal glands?

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1. Which of the following best describes the adrenal medulla?

2. When this hormone is secreted from the adrenal medulla it increases your heart rate, blood pressure and blood sugar level.

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About This Quiz & Worksheet

This quiz and worksheet will assess your grasp of the structure and function of adrenal glands. Things you'll need to understand include the location of the adrenal glands and hormones secreted from these glands.

Quiz & Worksheet Goals

Use these assessment tools to:

  • Define the adrenal medulla
  • Name the speedy hormone released from the adrenal medulla
  • Identify a secreted hormone that helps to deal with stress
  • Understand the purpose of hormones released by the adrenal cortex

Skills Practiced

This worksheet and quiz let you practice the following skills:

  • Interpreting information - verify that you can read information regarding the location of the adrenal glands and interpret it correctly
  • Defining key concepts - ensure that you can accurately define the main phrase, adrenal medulla
  • Information recall - access the knowledge you've gained regarding the adrenal medulla

Additional Learning

To learn more about adrenal glands, review the video lesson called, Adrenal Glands: Structure & Function. The lesson covers these objectives:

  • Identify the various components of the adrenal glands
  • Understand different types of hormones that are secreted by the adrenal glands
  • Recognize the connection between the nervous system and the adrenal glands
  • Discover the link between the adrenal glands and puberty