Animal Endocrinology Quiz

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What is the function of hormones in the body?

To maintain homeostasis

Where are hormones secreted in the body?

Into the blood by ductless glands

What are the specific target organs for hormones?

Organs that recognize and have receptors for the particular hormone

What causes changes in the metabolism of tissues and organs?

Hormones transported by the vascular system

Which gland releases follicle stimulating hormone (FSH)?

Anterior pituitary gland

Which type of glands discharge their secretions directly into the blood stream?

Endocrine glands

Which gland is located at the base of the brain and has an anterior lobe and a posterior lobe?

Pituitary gland

The main endocrine glands in the body include all of the following except:

Salivary gland

Which hormone controls other glands or acts on other tissues and is secreted by the anterior pituitary?

Tropic hormones

Which system regulates the endocrine system in a manner similar to how a thermostat regulates the temperature in a room?

Feedback system

Study Notes

Functions of Hormones

  • Hormones are chemical messengers that help regulate various bodily functions, such as growth and development, metabolism, and reproductive processes.

Sources of Hormones

  • Hormones are secreted by endocrine glands, which are ductless glands that release hormones directly into the bloodstream.

Target Organs for Hormones

  • Hormones travel through the bloodstream to reach their target organs or tissues, where they exert their effects.

Changes in Tissue Metabolism

  • Changes in tissue metabolism are caused by hormonal imbalance or fluctuations, which can affect growth, development, and overall health.

Follicle-Stimulating Hormone (FSH)

  • The anterior pituitary gland releases follicle-stimulating hormone (FSH), which plays a crucial role in reproductive processes.

Types of Glands

  • Endocrine glands, also known as ductless glands, discharge their secretions directly into the bloodstream.
  • Examples of endocrine glands include the pituitary gland, thyroid gland, and adrenal glands.

Pituitary Gland

  • The pituitary gland is located at the base of the brain and consists of an anterior lobe and a posterior lobe.
  • The anterior pituitary gland regulates the function of other endocrine glands and produces several hormones that stimulate other glands.

Main Endocrine Glands

  • The main endocrine glands in the body include the pituitary gland, thyroid gland, adrenal glands, pancreas, and gonads (ovaries and testes).

Master Hormone

  • The hormone that controls other glands or acts on other tissues and is secreted by the anterior pituitary gland is often referred to as the "master hormone".

Regulation of the Endocrine System

  • The negative feedback system regulates the endocrine system, similar to how a thermostat regulates temperature in a room, to maintain hormonal balance and prevent excessive hormone production.

Test your knowledge of animal physiology, specifically focusing on the endocrine system. This quiz covers the general principles of applied animal endocrinology, including the function of ductless glands and their role in higher organisms.

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