Test Your Endocrine System Knowledge

Published on 14th July 2020

Test Your Endocrine System Knowledge

The endocrine system is made up of hormones that take messages from glands such as the pituitary gland to other organs of the body to help the body function in a healthy way. Of course things can go wrong for example with too much or too little hormone creating imbalance and disease. 

Test you knowledge here to help you revise for your level 3 anatomy and physiology course. 

2. Name the condition that Hypo secretion of the Adrenal Cortex can lead to

Answer……………………… …..

3. Fill in the gaps;

Diabetes mellitus is a condition in which the …………………. ….. produces an insufficient supply of ………………….……

4. The calcium regulating hormone of the thyroid gland is called ……………………..

                                                                                                                         

5. The activity of the adrenal gland is regulated by an anterior pituitary hormone abbreviated as…………………….

6. The over secretion of cortisol in adults may result in the condition:

diabetes mellitus

diabetes insipidus

Addison’s disease

Cushing’s disease

Answer…………………………………..……..

7. From which gland is the hormone Glucagon secreted?

Answer………………… ………………………

8. From which gland is the hormone melatonin secreted?

Pineal

Pituitary

Pancreas

Adrenal

Answer……………………………………….

9. True or False

Contraction of the uterus may be stimulated by the hormone vasopressin

Answer………………………………….

10. The proper functioning of the body’s immune system depends in part on the activity of the

thyroid gland

thymus gland

the parathyroid gland

adrenal gland

Answer………………………………………..

11. Match the correct hormone from the list with the appropriate definition

Insulin,    Cortisol,   Thyroxine,   LH,     HGH,   ADH,   FSH

A - stimulates testes to produce testosterone  ………………………………      

B - provides resistance to stress and depressed immune response  ……………..……..

C - Regulates development and growth of bones  …………………………………..    

12. Fill in the gaps in the table below to name endocrine glands, the hormones secreted or their functions

ENDOCRINE GLAND

HORMONE SECRETED

FUNCTION

Anterior pituitary

……………………..

Stimulates ovaries to produce oestrogen

Thyroid

Calcitonin

Lowers ……… ………………..

in the blood

Adrenal medulla

………………………..

Prepare the body for fight or flight response

 

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