The endocrine system secretes hormones into the bloodstream from glands throughout the body. Hormones produce an effect on specific target organs in the body.
What are three examples of conditions controlled by homeostasis in the body?
Blood glucose concentration, body temperature and water levels
Blood glucose, body temperature and nervous responses
Body temperature, nervous and chemical responses
Why do hormones take so long to act?
They are quite strong
They have to travel through the bloodstream
They travel down neurones first
What system releases hormones?
Which gland is located at the base of the neck?
How can type 2 diabetes be caused?
It can be inherited from family members
Lack of exercise and a poor diet
Not enough insulin being released by the pancreas
Why do hormones last for such a long time?
They take a long time to reach the target organ
Once they are released they stay forever
They have an effect until they are broken down
Which hormones are produced in the male and female reproductive organs?
Testosterone and oestrogen
Insulin and glucagon
Testosterone and insulin
Is glucagon released by the pancreas when the blood sugar is too high? - Higher
Yes glucagon is released
No glucagon is not released
Glucagon and insulin are released
How does the pituitary gland affect thyroxine levels? - Higher
By releasing thyroxine from the adrenal gland
By detecting thyroxine levels and making the thyroid gland produce thyroxine
By breaking it down and reducing the level
Why is glucose needed for respiration? - Higher
Glucose is made during photosynthesis
Glucose is a product for respiration
Glucose is a reactant needed for the process