Endocrine System Lab Questions

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Endocrine System Lab Questions
1.
Describe the endocrine system function
2.
Write out the full name for the following hormone Abbreviations
3.
4.
a.
ACTH _________________________
f.
NE ____________________________
b.
ADH __________________________
g.
PRL ___________________________
c.
FSH ___________________________
h.
PTH ___________________________
d.
GH ____________________________
i.
TSH ___________________________
e.
LH ____________________________
Write the name of the endocrine gland that secretes the following hormones
a.
ACTH _________________________
j.
GH _________________________
b.
ADH _________________________
k.
Insulin _________________________
c.
testosterone _________________________
l.
LH _________________________
d.
calcitonin _________________________
m. melatonin _________________________
e.
cortisol _________________________
n.
oxytocin _________________________
f.
epinephrine/NE _________________________
o.
prolactin _________________________
g.
estrogen/progesterone _____________________
p.
PTH _________________________
h.
FSH _________________________
q.
TSH _________________________
i.
glucagon _________________________
Hormone Function – Identify which hormone carries out the following actions.
a.
decreases blood glucose levels by transporting glucose into body cells _________________________
b.
stimulates oocyte production and estrogen secretion _________________________
c.
decreases blood calcium levels by inhibiting osteoclasts _________________________
d.
increases resistance to stress, increases blood glucose levels and decreases inflammation _________________________
e.
stimulates production of milk _________________________
f.
promotes the fight-or-flight response _________________________& _________________________
g.
triggers ovulation and stimulates secretion of estrogen/progesterone _________________________
h.
increases metabolism and basal metabolic rate _________________________
i.
decreases water loss by increasing reabsorption of water into blood and decreasing urine production
_______________________
j.
stimulates secretion of hormones by the adrenal cortex _________________________
k.
stimulates uterine contractions and milk release during suckling _________________________
l.
increases blood glucose levels by stimulating the liver to break down glycogen into glucose
_________________________
m. stimulates the secretion of testosterone _________________________
n.
stimulates sperm production _________________________
5.
The thymus and parathyroid glands are not on the mini torso model, where would they be located if they were?
6.
Describe hypothalamus function.
7.
List the 6 major hormones of the anterior pituitary (adenohypophysis) and their function.
8.
List the two hormones secreted from the posterior pituitary (neurohypophysis) and give their function.
9.
Identify Thyroid Gland secretions and functions
10. In the thyroid gland the __________________ cells produce thyroid hormone (T3 and T4) and the extrafollicular cells produce
_________________.
11. Identify parathyroid secretions and functions.
12. The adrenals have several endocrine secretions and functions. Identify and describe the hormones of the adrenal cortex and the
adrenal medula.
13. The pancreas functions in both the digestive and endocrine systems. Identify its endocrine secretions and their functions.
14. The brain communicates with the pituitary gland through the________________________.
15. What hormone from the posterior pituitary gland increases water permeability of the collecting ducts of the kidney’s nephrons
when you are dehydrated, thereby reducing urine output and further water loss?
16. There are two endocrine hormones that are produced in the pancreas which regulate blood glucose levels.
________________________causes an increase in blood glucose and ________________________causes a decrease in blood
glucose.
17. Of the hormones produced by the thyroid gland, the ________________________hormones regulate metabolism and
________________________helps regulate blood calcium levels.
18. ________________________increases blood calcium levels, it is antagonistic to ________________________.
19. Claudia suffers from the symptoms of hypothyroidism (typically caused by too little thyroid hormone), but she has normal thyroid
hormone levels. What could be going wrong with Claudia?
20. A 50 year-old man presents with enlargement of left anterior neck. He has noted increased appetite over past month with no
weight gain, and more frequent bowel movements over the same period. Lab results show an increase in free thyroxine (T4),
elevated calcium, and low TSH. Which endocrine disease do you suspect he has?
21. Joe was born with a mutation in his insulin receptor causing him to suffer from the symptoms of diabetes. Will giving Joe insulin
help his condition? Why or why not?
22. Generically, without mentioning any specific hormone or disease, describe what can go wrong with hormone signaling that will
result in the effective loss of hormone function.
23. The following graph indicates the observed blood glucose changes in two individuals after eating a meal. The black line, drawn
with diamond symbols, represents a person with diabetes mellitus. The pink line, drawn with square symbols, represents a person
without diabetes. Explain the physiological reason for the differences between the two.
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