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What describes muscles or glands which bring about responses which restore optimum levels? Effectors
What describes organs or cells that detect stimuli? Receptors
Which neurone transfer impulses between the sensory neurone and the CNS and between the CNS and the motor neurone? Relay
What are the gaps between two neurones that transmit nervous impulses as chemical signals? Synapses
Which variable is the one that gets measured? Dependent
Where is the thermoregulatory centre found? Brain
How does sweat leave the surface of the skin to reduce body temperature? Evaporation
The human body has two types of control systems. 1) Nervous system and 2)... Endocrine
Which gland produces insulin? Pancreas
What hormone is produced by the ovaries? Oestrogen
Which hormone regulates blood glucose concentration by removing excess glucose from the blood? Insulin
Glucose is stored at a polymer in the liver. What is the name of this polymer? Glycogen
What is the small gland attached to the base of the brain producing hormones that control other glands, often described as “the master gland”? Pituitary gland
What describes the chemical messengers of the endocrine system that are released into the blood? Hormones

Worksheet on Endocrine and Nervous System Crossword

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It is a disease in which the thyroid gland cannot produce the normal amount of thyroid hormone. Hypothyroidism
It interprets input from the senses , control movements and carries out complex, mental processes. Cerebrum
It controls the level of the sugar in the blood. Insulin
It is an inflammation of the meninges of the brain or spinal cord caused by bacterial infection or a virus. Meningitis
It controls "fight or flight" response. Adrenalin
The basic cell of the nervous system Neuron
It controls breathing, heart rate, and swallowing. Medulla
It regulates breathing and helps to control eye movement. Pons
It stimulates the liver to convert glycogen to glucose. Glucogen
It is a disease in the pituitary gland that produces too much growth hormone. Gigantism
The primary target organ of the aldosterone. Kidney
It is to regulate the body's temperature, use of water, blood pressure, and release of regulatory chemicals. Hypothalamus
It plays an important role in developing some of the body's defenses against infection. Estrogen
One of the brain disorders in which clusters of nerve cells or neurons act abnormally. epilepsy
Hormone that regulates the calcium level in the blood. Calcitonin

Endocrine System Crossword

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Galnd that produces growth hormones, master gland Pituitary
Produces adrenaline, on top of kidneys Adrenal
Only found in women, produces oestrogen/progesterone Ovaries
Made by the pancreas Insulin
Produces a hormone that helps control calcium levels Parathyroid
Makes thyroxine Thyroid
Released when your glucose level falls below a set point Glucagon
What life function do the Nervous and Endocrine system perform Regulation
Improper insulin production, can't regulate the blood sugar level Diabetes
Viral infection of the spinal cord Polio

Hormones and Endocrine System Crossword

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molecule secreted into the extracellular fluid hormone
, chemical signaling by hormones is the function of the endocrine system
major communication and control system nervous system
, ductless organs with endocrine cells endocrine glands
secreted molecules that act over short distances to reach their target cells by diffusion local regulators
targets lie near secreting cell paracrine
secreted molecules act on the secreting cell itself autocrine
secreted by neurons nerotransmitters
specialized neurons secrete molecules that diffuse from nerve cell endings neurohormones
chemicals released into external environment pheromones
series of changes in cellular proteins that converts the signal into a response signal transduction
released in a stressful situation epinephrine
polypeptide local regulator in immune responses cytokines
stimulate cell proliferation and differentiation growth factors
nitrogen and double-bonded oxygen nitric oxide
modified fatty acids prostaglandins
gland located behind the stomach pancreas
response reduces the initial stimulus negative feedback
triggers uptake of glucose from the blood insulin
promotes release of glucose into the blood glucagon
scattered throughout the pancreas islets of Langerhans
caused by deficiency of insulin diabetes mellitus
released by the prothoracic glands ecdysone

Anatomy: The Nervous System Crossword

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Lobe; language, speech FRONTAL
Eliminates wastes from neurons in CNS MICROGLIAL
The sensory neuron AFFERENT
Lobe; auditory, olfactory (smell) TEMPORAL
Shapes and supports neuron CELL BODY
Part of the brain that controls blood pressure, heart rate, swallowing MEDULLA
Diencephalon; hormones, body temp, water balance, metabolism HYPOTHALAMUS
Forms myelin sheath in CNS OLIGODENDROCYTE
Forms myelin sheath in PNS SCHWANN
Part of the brain that controls balance CEREBELLUM
Impulses in between afferent and efferent neurons INTERNEURON
Blood-brain barrier in CNS ASTROCYTE
Slows down cardiac in PNS PARASYMPATHETIC
Lobe; vision OCCIPITAL
Involuntary in PNS; cardiac & smooth muscles AUTONOMIC
Forms myelin to support neurons in PNS SATELLITE
Lobe; sensory, taste PARIETAL
Receives message from neurons DENDRITE
Speeds up cardiac in PNS SYMPATHETIC
Wraps around axon MYELIN SHEATH
The motor neuron EFFERENT
Sends message to neurons AXON
Part of the brain that controls breathing only PONS
Voluntary in PNS; skeletal muscles SOMATIC
Cushions neuron in CNS EPENDYMAL

Endocrine + Nervous System Crossword

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A set of glands that produces hormones Endocrine System
Located at the top of each kidney (fight or flight glands) Adrenal glands
Butterfly shaped, located in the neck (impacts metabolism) Thyroid
Gland that controls other glands (known as the master gland) Pituitary
Responsible for the development of female characteristics Estrogen
Male sex hormone, responsible for male development Testosterone
Hormone secreted by the adrenal glands Adrenaline
Chemical messengers that circulate throughout the body in the blood Hormones
Produces gametes for reproduction and secretion of sex hormones Gonads
The body's master control unit Central nervous system
The body's link to the outside world Peripheral Nervous system
A column of nerves between the brain and peripheral nervous system Spinal cord
Connects the brain to the spinal cord Brain stem
Regulates involuntary processes The autonomic nervous system
Carries sensory info. from sensory organs to the CNS The somatic nervous system
Prepares the body for action and stress Sympathetic nervous system
Calms the body and helps the body to conserve energy Parasympathetic

Endocrine System Crossword

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holds the eggs in women ovaries
understands body's biological time pineal
stimulates development to help prevent disease and only active until puberty thymus
known as master gland and sends signals to organs and other glands pituitary
holds the sperm in men testes
organ that regulates blood sugar pancreas
helps regulate metabolism, brain development, muscle control, calcium and more thyroid
causes bones to release calcium into the blood stream parathyroid
an organ that secretes chemical substances for use in the body gland
a substance to regulate blood sugar insulin
outer portion of a gland tht produces steroid hormones adrenal cortex
inner portion of a gland that synthesizes, stores and releases specific hormones adrenal medulla
These systems maintain conditions so homeostasis can happen and can be negative or positive feedbacksystem

Endocrine System Review Crossword Puzzle

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Chemical messenger molecules that are made by cells in one part of the body and cause changes in cells in another part of the body. Hormones
Human body system of glands that release hormones into the blood Endocrine System
Part of the brain that secretes hormones Hypothalamus
Master gland of the endocrine system that secretes many hormones, the majority of which regulate other endocrine glands Pituitary gland
Type of cell on which a particular hormone has an effect because it has receptor molecules for the hormone Target cell
large endocrine gland in the neck that secretes hormones that control the rate of cellular metabolism throughout the body Thyroid gland
Gland near the stomach that secretes insulin and glucagon to regulate blood glucose and enzymes to help digest food Pancreas
Gland of the endocrine system that secretes the hormone melatonin that regulates sleep-wake cycles Pineal gland
A reaction in which the system responds in such a way as to reverse the direction of change. Negative feedback
A reaction in which the system responds in such a way as to speed up the direction of change. Positive feedback
Glands that secrete sex hormones and produce gametes; testes in males and ovaries in females Gonads
Minerals that carry an electric charge when they are dissolved in a liquid such as blood. Electrolyte
Process that allows your body to maintain its core internal temperature Thermoregulation
Regulates salt, water balance, and blood pressure Adrenal Glands

The Nervous System Word Search

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electrical impulse
neurons
medulla oblongata
cerebellum
cerebrum
nerve impulse
relfex arc
neurotransmitters
muscle tissue
synapse
motor meurons
interneurons
sensory neurons
dendrite
cell body
nervous system
nerve
axon
skeletal muscle
spinal cord
Brain
PNS
Peripheral Nervous System
CNs
Central Nervous System

Hormones and Homeostasis Crossword

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An action that is performed without conscious thought as a response to a stimulus reflex
Chemical messengers which are secreted from glands directly into the blood. hormones
This receives information from the receptors and then coordinates a response CNS
Cells that detect stimuli receptors
All of your muscles and glands which respond to nervous impulses Effectors
This gland secretes FSH and LH Pituitary
This gland produces insulin which is used to regulate the blood glucose level Pancreas
This makes the liver turn glycogen into glucose Glucagon
This organ makes urine by removing waste products from your blood Kidneys
The concentration of urine is controlled by this hormone adh
This happens at stage 3 of the menstrual cycle Ovulation
A person has this treatment when no kidneys are aailable to be transplanted dialysis
This is the monthly release of an egg from a womans ovaries menstrual cycle
The neurones that carry electrical impulses from the CNS to effectors motor
A person goes through this when they reach sexual maturity and become capable of reproduction puberty
This is a condition that affects your ability to control your blood sugar level diabetes

THE ENDOCRINE SYSTEM Crossword

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is the group of specialized glands that affects the growth endocrine system
the secretory organs that remove and release certain elements from the blood to convert the new compounds glands
it is also known as the duct glands exocrine glands
this is also known as the ductless glands endocrine glands
male sexual glands;function in reproduction(singular:testicle) testes
a sweat and oil glands of the skin, produce a substance that travels through the small,tube-like ducts exocrine glands
female sexual glands; function in reproduction ovaries
secretions, such as insulin, adrenaline, and estrogen,that stimulate functional activity or other secretions in the body hormones
secrete about 30 steroid hormones and control metabolic processes of the body adrenal glands
plays a major role in sexual development, sleep, and metabolism pineal gland
secretes enzyme-producing cells that are responsible for digesting carbohydrates, proteins, and fats pancreas
most complex organ of the endocrine system pituitary gland
regulate blood calcium and phosphorus levels so that the nerves and muscular system can function properly. parathyroid gland
controls how quickly the body burns energy(metabolism) thyroid gland
there are 30 ___________ telling your body what it should do every day hormones