Content Frame
Note for screen reader users: There is text between the form elements on this page. To be sure that you do not miss any text, use item by item navigation methods, rather than tabbing from form element to form element
[Skip Breadcrumb Navigation]


This activity contains 43 questions.

Question 1
Open Hint for Question 1 in a new window
What is the physiological basis of all life?
End of Question 1

Question 2
Open Hint for Question 2 in a new window
The difference between neurotransmitters and hormones has become blurred in recent years, but a chemical is currently classified as a hormone if it _____.
End of Question 2

Question 3
Open Hint for Question 3 in a new window
Since water-soluble hormones are unable to pass through the plasma membrane, the cellular action they initiate results from _____.
End of Question 3

Question 4
Open Hint for Question 4 in a new window
What is the role of signal transduction in hormone action?
End of Question 4

Question 5
Open Hint for Question 5 in a new window
It takes much longer for sex hormones and other steroids to produce their effects than it takes water-soluble hormones. Why?
End of Question 5

Question 6
Open Hint for Question 6 in a new window
Which of the following is an accurate statement regarding the difference between steroid and water-soluble hormones?
End of Question 6

Question 7
Open Hint for Question 7 in a new window
Which of the following hormones is(are) believed to act at the cellular level by entering the nucleus and interacting with the nuclear genetic material?
End of Question 7

Question 8
Open Hint for Question 8 in a new window
A hormone often affects only certain target cells. The reason the message of an "inappropriate" hormone is "ignored" by nontarget cells is that the nontarget cells _____.
End of Question 8

Question 9
Open Hint for Question 9 in a new window
Which of the following is an endocrine gland?
End of Question 9

Question 10
Open Hint for Question 10 in a new window
What hormone does the pineal gland produce to chemically identify day and season length?
End of Question 10

Question 11
Open Hint for Question 11 in a new window
Which of the following organs, although it is considered to be an endocrine organ, does not actually manufacture hormones but, instead, stores hormones produced elsewhere?
End of Question 11

Question 12
Open Hint for Question 12 in a new window
Control over the release of hormones by the anterior lobe of the pituitary is exerted by the hypothalamus through _____.
End of Question 12

Question 13
Open Hint for Question 13 in a new window
The anterior pituitary gland secretes all of the following except _____.
End of Question 13

Question 14
Open Hint for Question 14 in a new window
Which of the following hormones is sometimes given to strengthen contractions of the uterus during childbirth?
End of Question 14

Question 15
Open Hint for Question 15 in a new window
When she was young, a woman suffered a head injury that damaged her pituitary. An injury to the pituitary is particularly serious because of all the functions controlled by this gland. As this person got older, she and her doctors found that all of the following except her _____ was affected.
End of Question 15

Question 16
Open Hint for Question 16 in a new window
Milk production begins to occur in response to the hormone _____.
End of Question 16

Question 17
Open Hint for Question 17 in a new window
Which of the following best describes how the hypothalamus controls the secretion of growth hormone (GH) from the anterior pituitary?
End of Question 17

Question 18
Open Hint for Question 18 in a new window
Which one of the following is a hormone secreted by the posterior pituitary?
End of Question 18

Question 19
Open Hint for Question 19 in a new window
Which of the following hormones would be produced by a mother in response to the cry of a hungry infant?
End of Question 19

Question 20
Open Hint for Question 20 in a new window
The level of which of the following hormones increases in the blood as a means to conserve water in the body?
End of Question 20

Question 21
Open Hint for Question 21 in a new window
Which is a correct statement about prolactin?
End of Question 21

Question 22
Open Hint for Question 22 in a new window
Some glands produce hormones that stimulate other endocrine glands. Which of the following is an example?
End of Question 22

Question 23
Open Hint for Question 23 in a new window
Which disorder is correctly matched with its cause?
End of Question 23

Question 24
Open Hint for Question 24 in a new window
Neurosecretory cells can be found in the _____.
End of Question 24

Question 25
Open Hint for Question 25 in a new window
Because only the _____ gland uses iodine to make its hormones, radioactive iodine is often used as a treatment for tumors of this gland.
End of Question 25

Question 26
Open Hint for Question 26 in a new window
Hyperthyroidism, typically characterized by a high metabolic rate and high blood pressure, might be expected when _____.
End of Question 26

Question 27
Open Hint for Question 27 in a new window
Insufficient thyroid hormone in infants may lead to a condition known as _____.
End of Question 27

Question 28
Open Hint for Question 28 in a new window
How is the level of thyroxine in the blood regulated?
End of Question 28

Question 29
Open Hint for Question 29 in a new window
What symptoms would you expect in a person whose diet is chronically low in calcium?
End of Question 29

Question 30
Open Hint for Question 30 in a new window
The endocrine glands involved in Ca++ homeostasis are _____.
End of Question 30

Question 31
Open Hint for Question 31 in a new window
Which is a correct statement about the function of the thyroid and parathyroids in blood calcium homeostasis?
End of Question 31

Question 32
Open Hint for Question 32 in a new window
A substance that can act as a hormone when activated in the kidneys and liver to cause increased uptake of calcium from food is ___________.
End of Question 32

Question 33
Open Hint for Question 33 in a new window
Thyroid-stimulating hormone (TSH) does all of the following except _____.
End of Question 33

Question 34
Open Hint for Question 34 in a new window
Every time you eat a cookie or candy bar, your blood sugar increases. This triggers an increase in the hormone _____.
End of Question 34

Question 35
Open Hint for Question 35 in a new window
Which of the following hormones have antagonistic (opposing) effects?
End of Question 35

Question 36
Open Hint for Question 36 in a new window
Type I diabetes mellitus _____.
End of Question 36

Question 37
Open Hint for Question 37 in a new window
Which disease is associated with hyperactive beta cells?
End of Question 37

Question 38
Open Hint for Question 38 in a new window
In response to short-term stress, the medulla of the adrenal glands produces _____ hormones.
End of Question 38

Question 39
Open Hint for Question 39 in a new window
Which of the following hormones has the broadest range of targets?
End of Question 39

Question 40
Open Hint for Question 40 in a new window
Which of the following endocrine glands releases steroid hormones?
End of Question 40

Question 41
Open Hint for Question 41 in a new window
Which is a true statement about the adrenal medulla?
End of Question 41

Question 42
Open Hint for Question 42 in a new window
Which of the following is a problem with the long-term use of estrogen? .
End of Question 42

Question 43
Open Hint for Question 43 in a new window
An ancient hormone that has diversified through evolutionary times is _____
End of Question 43

Clear Answers/Start Over

Pearson Copyright © 1995 - 2011 Pearson Education . All rights reserved. Pearson Benjamin Cummings is an imprint of Pearson .
Legal Notice | Privacy Policy | Permissions

[Return to the Top of this Page]