ACE Biology Module 2 Endocrine Assignment .docx - Running Head ACE BIOLOGY MODULE 1:3 1 Endocrine Assignment(50 pts 1 What is an exocrine gland Include

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Running Head: ACE BIOLOGY MODULE 1:3 1 Endocrine Assignment (50 pts.) 1. What is an exocrine gland? Include two examples in your answer. Exocrine gland is a gland that secretes substances from ducts. Two examples of exocrine glands are salivary glands and sweat glands. 2. What is an endocrine gland? Endocrine gland is a ductless gland that secretes substances into the bloodstream. 3. What is a hormone? A hormone is a chemical synthesized in small quantities in one part of the body and transported to another, where it affects target cells. 4. According to the Britannica.Com video ‘The Endocrine System’ what six endocrine glands are most important for adults? (6 marks) a) The Islets of Langerhans in the pancreas b) The thyroid c) The parathyroid d) The adrenals e) The gonads f) The pituitary gland 5. What is secreted into the capillaries that run through each endocrine gland? Hormones are secreted into the capillaries that run through each endocrine gland. 6. Hormones travel throughout our body’s bloodstream, but only influence what? Specific target cells
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Running Head: ACE BIOLOGY MODULE 1:3 2 7. Every target cell has what? Explain the relationship of this with a hormone. (2 marks) Every target cell has a chemical receptor. The hormone specifically fits the receptor, as a key fits a lock. 8. Hormone receptors are located where? Hint: two possible locations. (2 marks) Receptor cells are on the surface of cell or inside. 9. Are cells, without receptors for a particular hormone, affected by that hormone? No, they aren’t affected by that hormone because they do not have specific receptors. 10. What are the 10 endocrine glands listed in your online lecture? (10 marks) Ovaries/ Thyroid/ Adrenal Glands Parathyroid/ Pancreas/ Pituitary Hypothalamus/ Thymus/ Pineal Gland/ Testes 11. Fill in this chart. (6 marks) HYPOTHALAMUS RELEASING HORMONE EFFECT ON PITUITARY Growth Hormone-Releasing Hormone Controls Growth hormone (GH) release.
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