Adrenal Cortex Hormones and Glucose Metabolism Quiz

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Which of the following is a key component of the endocrine system?

What is the primary chemical signal used by the endocrine system?

Which of the following systems is responsible for voluntary control?

What is the response time of the endocrine system?

Which system works together with the endocrine system to maintain homeostasis?

Which hormone is responsible for stimulating breast development and milk production in females?

Which hormone functions to increase the body's basal metabolic rate and is essential for tissue development and growth, especially the nervous system?

Which hormone is released in response to a rise in blood calcium levels and appears to decrease blood calcium concentrations?

Which hormone is produced by the parathyroid glands and causes calcium release from bones, increased reabsorption of calcium in kidney tubules, and production of calcitriol?

Which hormone is released by the posterior pituitary and acts on the kidneys to promote water reabsorption and conserve water?

Which part of the brain is anatomically and functionally related to the pituitary gland?

Which part of the pituitary gland is neural tissue derived from hypothalamic tissue?

Which hormones are referred to as tropic hormones and 'turn on or off' other endocrine glands?

Which hormone triggers ovulation and production of oestrogens and progesterone by the ovaries?

Which part of the adrenal gland is responsible for producing mineralocorticoids, glucocorticoids, and androgens?

Which hormones are produced in the zona fasciculata of the adrenal cortex and have a major role in glucose metabolism?

What is the main function of glucocorticoids in the body?

Which hormones are released by the adrenal medulla in response to acute, short-term stress?

What is the main difference between the chronic stress response and the acute stress response in terms of hormone regulation?

Which hormone stimulates the normal development and secretory activity of the thyroid gland?

Which of the following is a characteristic of endocrine glands?

Which of the following hormones is synthesized from a single amino acid?

Which of the following hormones can diffuse across cell membranes?

How do hydrophilic hormones initiate signaling in target cells?

What is the most common method of hormone regulation?

Which hormone stimulates uterine contractions and dilation of the cervix?

Which hormone is necessary for milk ejection reflex (letdown) and contributes to parent-newborn bonding?

What is the role of Oxytocin in feelings of love and closeness?

What is the function of ADH?

What is the effect of alcohol on ADH secretion?


Test your knowledge of adrenal cortex hormones and their major role in glucose metabolism. Learn about the production of glucocorticoids in the zona fasciculata and their impact on tissue building and nutrient breakdown. Discover how these hormones promote catabolism of glycogen to glucose during long-term stress.

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