Endocrine System Functions: Trivia Quiz!

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Endocrine System Functions: Trivia Quiz!

Do you know what are the functions of the endocrine system? The endocrine system is comprised of feedback loops of the hormones emitted by internal glands. Endocrine glands release hormones into the bloodstream. This release allows hormones to move to cells in other parts of the body. The endocrine system controls mood, growth, development and plays a role in thyroid functioning. Learn about the functions of the endocrine system by taking this quiz.


Questions and Answers
  • 1. 
    In controlling aldosterone secretion, angiotensin II acts on which of the following structures?
    • A. 

      Zona reticularis

    • B. 

      Zona fasciculata

    • C. 

      Zona glomerulosa

    • D. 

      Adrenal Medulla

  • 2. 
    Amino acids are most likely to produce the greatest increase in insulin secretion. 
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 3. 
    Secretion of chemicals into the extracellular fluid by some cells results in actions upon cells in the same tissue. This is called:
    • A. 

      Neural

    • B. 

      Endocrine

    • C. 

      Paracrine

    • D. 

      Autocrine

  • 4. 
    The following is not seen in Grave's disease.
    • A. 

      Increased HR

    • B. 

      Increased Plasma T3

    • C. 

      Increased Plasma T4

    • D. 

      Increased Plasma TSH

  • 5. 
    The thyroid hormone is a water-soluble hormone.
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 6. 
    The following changes are seen in a patient with Conn's syndrome.
    • A. 

      Increased Aldosterone,Increased Cortisol

    • B. 

      Increased Aldosterone, Normal Cortisol

    • C. 

      Decreased Aldosterone, Increased Cortisol

    • D. 

      Decreased Aldosterone, Decreased Cortisol

  • 7. 
    Endocrine glands are derived from the following embryonic tissues.
    • A. 

      Ectoderm

    • B. 

      Mesoderm

    • C. 

      Endoderm

    • D. 

      All of the above

  • 8. 
    Posterior pituitary produces the following hormone.
    • A. 

      Growth Hormone

    • B. 

      Vasopressin

    • C. 

      Oxytocin

    • D. 

      Prolactin

    • E. 

      B&C

  • 9. 
    Ischemic necrosis of the pituitary following post partum hemorrhage is also known as:
    • A. 

      Lorian Levi Syndrome

    • B. 

      Addison's Disease

    • C. 

      Seehan's Syndrome

    • D. 

      Frohlich's Syndrome

  • 10. 
    Insufficient thyroid hormone production in adults is called Cretinism.
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 11. 
    Autoimmune thyroiditis is also known as:
    • A. 

      Graves Disease

    • B. 

      Myxedema

    • C. 

      Cushing's Syndrome

    • D. 

      Hashimoto's Thyroiditis

  • 12. 
    Water and Electrolyte balance is maintained by hormones secreted by the adrenal medulla. 
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 13. 
    Somatostatin is produced by the following cells of the pancreas.
    • A. 

      Alpha

    • B. 

      Beta

    • C. 

      Gamma

    • D. 

      Delta

  • 14. 
    The normal sleep-wake cycle is disturbed when the following gland is destroyed.
    • A. 

      Thymus

    • B. 

      Thyroid

    • C. 

      Pineal

    • D. 

      Suprarenal

  • 15. 
    Obesity is usually seen in IDDM.
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

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