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Nervous & Endocrine Systems Quiz


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A molecule that is made by the endocrine cells and has specific effects on receptor cells is

A. A neurotransmitter

B. A hormone

C. An impulse

D. A neuron


Nervous or Endocrine? Acts quickly

A. Nervous

B. Endocrine


In humans, one function of an interneuron is to relay impulses directly from

A. Receptors to the brain

B. A sensory neuron to a motor neuron

C. Receptors to other receptors

D. Motor neurons to receptors


Nervous or Endocrine? Parts include glands and target cells

A. Nervous

B. Endocrine


A problem caused by hyposecretion of a hormone means

A. Too much hormone is released

B. All of the hormone is secreted

C. Too little hormone is being released

D. None of the hormone is secreted


Nervous or Endocrine? Electrical messages travel through neurons

A. Nervous

B. Endocrine


Nervous or Endocrine? Parts include the brain and spinal cord

A. Nervous

B. Endocrine


Nervous or Endocrine? Slow to react, but long-lasting

A. Nervous

B. Endocrine


An effector responds to stimuli. An example of an effector is

A. A receptor

B. A sensory neuron

C. A muscle

D. A cell that transmits stimuli


Nervous or Endocrine? Chemical messages travel through the blood

A. Nervous

B. Endocrine


An action that happens without conscious thought and is managed by the spinal cord is known as a

A. Stimuli

B. Reflex

C. Effector

D. Response


Which statement best describes the chemical substances secreted by endocrine glands?

A. They are transmitted by neurons.

B. They are secreted into cells.

C. They are carried by the blood.

D. They are found only in vertebrates.


The gap between two neurons is the

A. Synapse

B. Myelin Sheath

C. Axon

D. Schwann Cell


The study of hormones and glands is called

A. Endocrine System

B. Endocrinology

C. Feedback Mechanism

D. Hormones


Which of the following is NOT an endocrine gland?

A. Testes

B. Americus

C. Ovary

D. Pituitary


Homeostasis is illustrated in the human body by the effects of insulin on the amount of

A. Glucose in the blood

B. Oxygen transported to the lungs

C. Amino acids absorbed by villi

D. Fats digested into glycerol


Which of the following is a hormone?

A. Blood

B. Glucose

C. Urine

D. Insulin




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