Completion of these activities and questions will give you a better understanding of the endocrine systems and the hormones. Please make sure to read and answer all parts of each question for full points.
This original template should be turned in with your answers highlighted in some manner for ease of grading.
Exercise 1: Hormone Introduction Table
Fill in the blanks of the table below with the missing information. Your textbook is a great source. Worth up to 25pts (Each blank=1pt)
|Gland(organ) that produces Hormone||Hormone Produced||Effects of Hormones||Abbreviation||Location of Target Cell(s)|
|Glucocorticoids||Increased protein and lipid breakdown, glucose production, and decrease in inflammation||N/A|
|Follicle-stimulating Hormone||In Males: Aids in sperm production
In Females: Aids in egg growth and development
|Melatonin||Regulates sleep cycles, inhibits release of reproductive hormones||N/A||At least the hypothalamus|
|Anterior pituitary||Luteinizing hormone||LH|
|Neurohypophysis of Hypothalamus||Oxytocin|
|Parathyroid||Increases calcium in blood||Bones (osteoclast), intestines and kidneys|
|Glucagon||Increases blood glucose levels||N/A|
|Pancreas (β islets)||Decreases blood glucose levels||N/A|
|Stimulates the production of adrenocorticotropic hormone from the anterior pituitary gland.||CRH|
Exercise 2: Essential Endocrine Topics
Directions: Utilize your textbook to show your understanding of key Endocrine System topics. Fill in the chart below, and thoroughly answer the questions.
Make sure to answer in YOUR OWN WORDS to show your full understanding of these topics.
1. Compare and contrast a lipid soluble hormone from a water soluble hormone using the chart below. Table worth up to 12 pts total
|Lipid Soluble Hormones||Water Soluble Hormones|
|How it is transported in the blood?|
|Where on the target cell would you find the receptor?|
|Briefly describe the desired end results once the hormone binds to the receptor on the target cell.|
2. Give one example of when a target cell would participate in A) upregulation and B) downregulation. Make sure to include an explanation in YOUR OWN WORDS to show you have full understanding of these topics. (This question worth up to 7pts)
3. The pituitary gland was once thought to be the master endocrine gland. It is now known that another gland actually regulates it. (This question worth up to 7pts)
a. Why was the pituitary gland once thought to be the “master gland”?
b. Which gland is actually the master gland, and how does it regulate the pituitary gland?
c. Differentiate between the functions of the 2 parts of the pituitary gland?
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