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This Gland is Your Gland

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This Gland is Your Gland game quiz
"This will be all related to endocrine glands, their diseases, and treatments. Some of the questions are a bit indirect, so read carefully. There are many clues within some questions that will point you in the right direction."

15 Points Per Correct Answer - No time limit  



1. Insulin is secreted by the Beta cells in the islets of Langerhans. These islets are found in which organ?
    Liver
    Pancreas
    Spleen
    Brain


2. Normally you should have two of these glands which produce epinephrine, mineralocorticoids, and corticosteroids, among other things, and are unimaginatively named by their usual location. Where are they located?
    In the parietal lobes of the brain
    On each side of the neck
    Atop each gonad
    Atop each kidney


3. These glands primarily regulate the metabolism of calcium and phosphates. They are likewise named for their location. Where are they located?
    Atop each kidney
    Atop each gonad
    In the parietal lobes of the brain
    On each side of the neck


4. People who have recently developed diabetes in middle age commonly have _________________ (Fill in the blank)
    Normal serum levels of insulin
    No serum insulin
    High serum levels of insulin
    Low serum levels of insulin


5. Which of these elements is peculiarly critical to the proper function of the thyroid gland?
    Argon
    Calcium
    Iodine
    Thallium


6. Which glands are the proximate cause of underarm perspiration?
    Pheromonal glands
    Cystaceous glands
    Prespiratory glands
    Sudoriferous glands


7. Human Growth Hormone (somatotropin) is synthesized and secreted by the front portion of which gland?
    Hypothalamus
    Pituitary
    Pancreas
    Kidneys


8. Which gland secretes prolactin, which in turn stimulates milk production in females?
    Hypothalamus
    Pituitary
    Ovary
    Mammary


9. If the ovaries fail to produce sufficient estrogens, some women will, for a variety of good reasons, opt to take oral estrogens. A very popular brand of oral estrogen is Premarin. From what words were the name, Premarin, derived?
    PREgnant MARe's urINe
    PREMARital INduction
    PREovulatory MARINe mammals
    PREparation of MARtIN


10. In the U.S. we are more apt to call it epinephrine. What is this hormone more often called in Great Britain?
    Adrenalin or Adrenaline
    Testosterone
    Androstenedione
    Estradiol


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