The Endocrine System

1. Which of these statements about the endocrine system could ALSO be used to describe the nervous system?

  • The system takes seconds to act.
  • Blood vessels,glands and hormones are used to transmit information.
  • Information is only transmitted through chemical messengers.
  • The system is used to regulate physiological processes in the body.
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2. The endocrine system is best described as:

  • The system that mainly prepares the body for emergency situations.
  • The network of glands throughout the body that secrete chemical messengers known as hormones.
  • The complex network of nerve cells that carry messages to and from the brain.

3. Which of the following is NOT true about the pituitary gland?

  • It is mainly involved in the fight or flight response.
  • It produces hormones that travel in the bloodstream to a specific target.
  • It is controlled by the hypothalamus.
  • It influences the release of hormones from other glands in the body.

4. Which of the following is NOT a hormone?

  • Oestrogen
  • Cortisol
  • Serotonin
  • Adrenaline

5. Which of these is used as a 'nickname' for the pituitary gland?

  • The 'minor gland'
  • The 'master gland'
  • The 'clever gland'
  • The 'biggest gland'


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