EXERCISES, LESSON 1
INSTRUCTIONS. The following exercises are to be answered by writing the answer in
the space provided. After you have completed all the exercises, turn to the solution at
the end of the exercises and check your answers.
The ______________ gland, located in front of the neck at the junction of the
larynx and the trachea, secretes a hormone that aids in the regulation of the
body's metabolic rate.
The _______________ glands, the smallest of the endocrine glands, secrete a
hormone which regulates the concentration of calcium and phosphorus in the
The ______________ secretes glucorticoids which help the body meet
conditions of stress.
A small cone-shaped gland, the ______________ gland, is located inside the
cranial cavity, secretes the hormone melatonin which seems to inhibit
The alpha cells of the ______________ secrete glucagon, a hormone produced
when the body's blood sugar gets too low.
______________ cells secrete insulin (hypoglycemic hormones) which causes a
decrease in blood sugar by increasing the body's ability to take up and use
The hormone somatostatin is produced by the ______________.