Chapter 17 The Endocrine System

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Chapter 17  The Endocrine System

 

 

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1.
Which of the following is NOT a function of a hormone?
A)
Regulates chemical composition and volume of the internal environment
B)
Regulates metabolism
C)
Regulates glandular secretions
D)
Produces electrolytes
E)
Controls growth and development

Ans:  D Difficulty:  easy

2.
When a hormone is present in excessive levels, the number of target-cell receptors may decrease. This is called:
A)
Receptor recognition
D)
Up regulation
B)
Circulating hormone
E)
Down regulation
C)
Paracrine

 

Ans:  E Difficulty:  medium

3.
These are lipid soluble hormones derived from cholesterol.
A)
Steroids
D)
Amine hormones
B)
Thyroid hormones
E)
Peptide hormones
C)
Nitric Oxide

 

Ans:  A Difficulty:  medium

4.
Which of the following is a major eicosanoid?
A)
Prostaglandins
D)
Both prostaglandins and leukotrienes
B)
Leukotrienes
E)
All of the above
C)
Glycoproteins

 

Ans:  D Difficulty:  medium

5.
What is a major difference in the action of a water soluble hormone versus a lipid soluble hormone?
A)
How they diffuse through blood
B)
How the mRNA is transcribed
C)
The use of a second messenger
D)
Only one type needs a hormone receptor
E)
Lipid hormones are not found in the bloodstream

Ans:  C Difficulty:  medium

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