Physiology Quiz - Endocrinology: General Principles - Part 1
Endocrinology is defined as the study of how chemical messenger molecules, referred to as hormones, influence physiological processes. By definition, a hormone is a signaling molecule that is released into the bloodstream, where the hormone can then travel to distant target cells and tissues within the body. Along with the nervous system, the hormones of the endocrine system provide an important means by which information travels within the body. Test your basic knowledge of the endocrine system by taking this simple quiz.
(1) Based on your knowledge of hormones, which of the following will be transported in the plasma by being bound to a binding protein?
(2) Which of the following organs/structures may be classified as a non-classical endocrine gland(s)?
(3) A hormone will elicit the proper response in its target cell if the following criteria are met:
(4) This molecule is the precursor of all steroid hormones:
(5) For hydrophobic hormones, most of the circulating hormone is in this form:
(6) Which of the following hormones may also be referred to as neurohormones?