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Determines male characteristics Testosterone
Increase glucose levels in blood Glucogon
Decrease glucos levelsnin blood Insulin
Increase calcium levels in blood PTH
Decrease calcium levels in blood Calcitonin
Associated with "fight-or-flight" response Adrenaline
Stimulates milk production only Prolactin
Retains water in the kidneys ADH
Steroids that respond to long term stressors Androgen
Increase metabolic rate in cells Thyroid
Hypersecretion causes gigantism/ acromegaly and hyposecretion causes dawarfish Growth hormone
Programs white blood cells for immunity Thymosin
Hormones that are made of fatty acids Steroids
Releases hormones that help keep the level of calcium in the blood within a narrow range Parathyroid glands
Release hormones that increase the rate of metabolism in cells throughout the body Thyroid gland
Releases fight-or-flight hormones Adrenal glands
Releases hormones that work together to control the level of glucose in the blood Pancreas
Release hormones that control sleep-wake cycles and several other processes Pineal gland
The type of cell on which a hormone has an effect Target cells
Releases sex hormones Gonads
Messenger molecules released by endocrine glands Hormones
A system of glance that release chemical messenger molecules Endocrine system
The messenger gland of the endocrine system Pituitary gland
Provides a direct link between the nervous and endocrine systems Hypothalamus
Local hormones that do not enter the bloodstream Prostaglandins

The Endocrine Glands and Their Hormone Crossword

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Activates cells influenced by the SNS Epinephrine
Which hormone in the Adrenal Cortex increases blood glucose concentration in resoonse to stress Cortisol
Which hormone in the pancreatic islet stimulates the liver to release glucose, thereby increasing blood glucose levels Glucagon
This hormone stimulates growth and development of the testes and penis Testosterone
Which gland in the ovaries stimulates development of mammary glands' secretory tissue and aids in maintaning pregnancy Progesterone
The pineal gland produces which hormone thst regulates mood, sexual development, and daily cycles in response to the amount of light in the environment Melatonin
Which hormone produced by the adrenal cortex contributes to some secondary sex characteristics in women Weak androgens
Which hormone produced by the ovaries stimulate growth of primaty sex organs such as the uterus and tubes Estrogen
Which gland controls the release of the anterior pituitary hormone Hypothalamus
Which hormone stimulates constriction of blood vessels Antidiuretic
Which hormone causes uterine contractions and the ejection of milk from the mammary gland Oxytocin
Which hormone in the anterior pituitary promotes body tissue growth Growth
This hormone stimulates milk production Prolactin
Which gland increases metabolic rate and is required for normal growth Thyroid
The hormone that promotes sperm cell development is the ________ stimulating hormone Follicle
Which hormone increases metabolic rate Thyroxine
The hormone that stimulates the adrenal cortex to produce glucocorticoids and androgen s Adrenocorticotropic
The hormone that initiates ovulation Luteinizing
The hormone that regulates the exchange of calcium between blood and bones; increases calcium level in blood Parathyroid
The hormone Epinephrine is produced in which gland Adrenal medulla

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

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

Endocrine Glands and Their Hormones Crossword

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Prepares uterline lining for implantation of feetilized ovum Progesterone
Regulates mood, sexual development, and daily cycles in response to amount of light in their environment. Melatonin
Stimulates the liver to release glucose, increasing blood glucose levels Glucagon
Stimulates growth and development of sexual organs plus development of secondary sexual characteristics, such as hair growth and deepeninf voice Testosterone
Reduces blood gluclose concentration by promoting gluclose uptake into cells and gluclose storage; promotes fate and protein synthesis Insulin
Contribute to some secondary sex characteristics in women Weak androgens
Promotes salt retention and potassium excretion Aldosterone
Increase blood gluclose concentration in response to stress Cortisol
Increase blood pressure and heart rate Epinephrine
Regulates exchange of calcium between blood and bones; increase calcium level in blood PTH
Initiates ovulation, corpus luteum formation, and progesterone production in the female; stimulates testosterone secretion in male LH
Stimulates growth and hormonal activity of ovarian follicles FSH
Stimulates milk production by mammary glands PRL
Stimulates adrenal cortex to produce glucocorticoids and androgens ACTH
Stimulates thyroid gland to produce thyroid hormones TSH
Promotes growth of all body tissues GH
Causes uterine muscles contraction; causes milk ejection from mammary glands Oxytocin
Promotes water reabsorption in kidney tubules; at high concentration, stimulates constriction of blood vessels ADH
Control the release of anterior pituitary hormones Releasing hormone
Increase metabolic rate, influencing both physical and mental activities; required for normal growth T3 and t4

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 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

Endocrine System Disorders Crossword

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a swelling of the neck resulting from enlargement of the thyroid gland. Goiter
when your adrenal glands are damaged, producing insufficient amounts of the hormone cortisol and often aldosterone as well. Addison's Diesease
which the adrenal gland(s) make too much aldosterone which leads to hypertension (high blood pressure) and low blood potassium levels. Hyperaldosteronism
is caused by problems arising from the pituitary gland. The pituitary gland, also called the hypophysis, is a gland at the base of the brain that produces many different hormones. Pituitary dwarfism
a disease in which the body’s ability to produce or respond to the hormone insulin is impaired, resulting in abnormal metabolism of carbohydrates and elevated levels of glucose in the blood and urine. Hyperglycemia
seizure is a medical sign consisting of the involuntary contraction of muscles, which may be caused by disease or other conditions that increase the action potential frequency of muscle cells or the nerves that innervate them. Hypoparathyroidism
Rickets is the softening and weakening of bones in children, usually because of an extreme and prolonged vitamin D deficiency. Hyperparathyroidism
a condition of severely stunted physical and mental growth owing to untreated congenital deficiency of thyroid hormone Child Cretinism
usually result from a type of lung cancer, or by pituitary tumors Androgens
affects women much more frequently than men, and that the subjects are for the most part of middle age. Adult myxedema
A substance produced in one part of the body, especially in an endocrine gland, that has an effect on another part of the body, to which it is usually carried in the bloodstream. cortical Hormones
a hormone that stimulates growth in animal or plant cells, especially (in animals) a hormone secreted by the pituitary gland. Growth Hormone
the pituitary produces excessive amounts of GH. Acromegaly
a swelling of the neck and protrusion of the eyes resulting from an overactive thyroid gland. Graves Disease
deficiency of glucose in the bloodstream. Hypoglycemia
a disease in which the secretion of or response to the pituitary hormone vasopressin is impaired, resulting in the production of very large quantities of dilute urine, often with dehydration and insatiable thirst. Diabetes insipidus
A mood disorder characterized by depression that occurs at the same time every year. SAD
used illegally to increase muscle, decrease fat, and enhance athletic performance and body appearance. Steroid abuse
a genetic disorder that makes XY fetuses insensitive (unresponsive) to androgens (male hormones) TFS

Endocrine System Crossword

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Description

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

Chapter 11 Endocrine System Pages 320-326 Crossword

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The main hormone secreted into the bloodstream by the thyroid gland Thyroxine
A thyroid hormone that affects the body’s growth and development, metabolism, body temperature, and heart rate. Triiodothyronine
A hormone that is produced in humans by the parafollicular cells of the thyroid gland Calcitonin
A condition in which the calcium level in your blood is above normal Hypercalcemia
Occurs when your thyroid gland produces too much of the hormone thyroxine Hyperthyroidism
When the thyroid gland can't make enough thyroid hormone to keep the body running normally Hypothyroidism
An abnormal enlargement of your thyroid gland Goiter
Four tiny glands, located in the neck, that control the body's calcium levels Parathyroid glands
A hormone secreted by the parathyroid glands that is important in bone remodeling Parathyroid hormone
Mediates the stress response through the production of mineralocorticoids and glucocorticoids Adrenal cortex
The principal site of the conversion of the amino acid tyrosine into epinephrine and norepinephrine Adrenal medulla
Mediates the stress response through the production of mineralocorticoids and glucocorticoids Adrenal cortex
A class of steroid hormones that are produced in the adrenal cortex of vertebrates Corticoids
A class of corticosteroids, are produced in the adrenal cortex and influence salt and water balances Mineralocorticoids
The main mineralocorticoid hormone, is a steroid hormone produced by the zona glomerulosa of the adrenal cortex in the adrenal gland Aldosterone
corticosteroids that bind to the glucocorticoid receptor Glucocorticoids
A steroid hormone that is produced by the adrenal glands, affects your body respond to stress or danger. increase your body's metabolism of glucose. Cortisol
A metabolic pathway that results in the generation of glucose from certain non-carbohydrate carbon substrates Gluconeogenesis
The active sympathomimetic hormone from the adrenal medulla Epinephrine
A naturally occurring chemical in the body that acts as both a stress hormone and neurotransmitter Norepinephrine