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Chapter Practice Test

This activity contains 19 questions.

Question 1
1 Endocrinology involves the study of the endocrine organs and __________.
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Question 2
2 Which of the following is NOT a major endocrine gland?
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Question 3
3 Autocrines are long-distance chemical signals that travel in blood or lymph throughout the body.
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Question 4
4 Steroids are synthesized from __________.
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Question 5
5 Any given hormone will influence the activity of __________.
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Question 6
6 In which of the following mechanisms of hormone action do intracellular calcium ions act as a final mediator?
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Question 7
7 Down-regulation involves the loss of receptors and prevents the target cells from overreacting to persistently high hormone levels.
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Question 8
8 When one hormone opposes the action of another hormone, the interaction is called __________.
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Question 9
9 Which of the following occurs within a negative feedback system?
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Question 10
10 Which of the following is NOT one of the three major types of stimuli to trigger endocrine glands to manufacture and release their hormones?
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Question 11
11 The anterior pituitary is known as the "master endocrine gland" because it controls the hypothalamus.
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Question 12
12 Which of the following stimulates most body cells to increase in size and divide?
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Question 13
13 Which of the following homeostatic imbalances results from hyposecretion of growth hormone?
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Question 14
14 Which of the following hormones stimulates gamete (sperm or egg) production?
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Question 15
15 As blood levels of __________ rise, the expulsive contractions of labor gain momentum and finally end in birth.
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Question 16
16 Which of the following is NOT one of the areas in which thyroid hormone (TH) plays an important role?
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Question 17
17 The cells found within the parathyroid gland that secrete parathyroid hormone are called __________.
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Question 18
18 Which of the following conditions, if left untreated, progresses to respiratory paralysis and death?
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Question 19
19 Which of the following homeostatic imbalances usually results from deficits in both glucocorticoids and mineralocorticoids?
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