Busy. Please wait.

show password
Forgot Password?

Don't have an account?  Sign up 

Username is available taken
show password


Make sure to remember your password. If you forget it there is no way for StudyStack to send you a reset link. You would need to create a new account.
We do not share your email address with others. It is only used to allow you to reset your password. For details read our Privacy Policy and Terms of Service.

Already a StudyStack user? Log In

Reset Password
Enter the associated with your account, and we'll email you a link to reset your password.
Didn't know it?
click below
Knew it?
click below
Don't know
Remaining cards (0)
Embed Code - If you would like this activity on your web page, copy the script below and paste it into your web page.

  Normal Size     Small Size show me how

Endocrine System

Chapter 13

Hypothalamus Inferior part of the diencephalon.
Pituitary Gland Base of brain.
Pancreas Behind the stomach in the abdomen.
Pineal Gland Posterior and superior diencephalon.
Thyroid Gland Anterior and inferior neck superficial to the larynx.
Parathyroid Gland Posterior thyroid gland.
Thymus Sits in the superior mediastinum.
Adrenal Gland Superior pole of each kidney.
Testes In the scrotum on the male.
Ovary Lower abdomen on the female.
Steriod Lipids; building block: cholesterol, sex hormones: estrogen, testosterone, four-fused ring, contain carbon hydrogen, insoluble in water.
Non-Steroid Protein, building block: amino acids, sex hormones: epinephrine, gonadotropin, parathyroid hormone, thyroid stimulating hormone; soluble in water.
Negative Feedback Reverse changes in the controlled condition. Negative feedback mechanisms control many long term states such as body temperature and hydration. Most of the feedback mechanisms that regulate hormones in the human body are negative feed back systems.
Positive Feedback Reinforce changes in the controlled condition. Example: uterine contractions during childbirth: when contractions start oxytocin is released which stimulates more contractions and more oxygen to be released.
Hypothalamus (hormones) Somatostatin: inhibits other hormones. Anti-diuretic Hormone: regulates water levels. Growth Hormone: Releasing hormone: controls normal physical development in children.
Anterior Pituitary (hormones) Luteinizing Hormone: Controls reproductive functioning. Follicle-Stimulating Hormone: Controls reproductive functioning. Prolactin: Stimulates production of breast milk. Growth Hormone: Stimulates growth and repair.
Posterior Pituitary (hormone) Oxytocin: Uterine Contractions
Thyroid Gland (hormone) Thyroxine: Controls many vital body functions.
Parathyroid Gland (hormone) Parathyroid Hormone: Regulates calcium levels in the blood.
Pineal Gland Melatonin: Regulates circadian rhythm.
Pancreas Insulin: Regulates sugar levels Glucagon: Regulates sugar levels
Adrenal Gland Adrenal Cortex Cortisol:Regulates metabolism and response to stress. Aldosterone: Sodium levels and blood pressure. Adrenal Medulla Adrenaline: Fight or flight
Created by: macy.patrice



Use these flashcards to help memorize information. Look at the large card and try to recall what is on the other side. Then click the card to flip it. If you knew the answer, click the green Know box. Otherwise, click the red Don't know box.

When you've placed seven or more cards in the Don't know box, click "retry" to try those cards again.

If you've accidentally put the card in the wrong box, just click on the card to take it out of the box.

You can also use your keyboard to move the cards as follows:

If you are logged in to your account, this website will remember which cards you know and don't know so that they are in the same box the next time you log in.

When you need a break, try one of the other activities listed below the flashcards like Matching, Snowman, or Hungry Bug. Although it may feel like you're playing a game, your brain is still making more connections with the information to help you out.

To see how well you know the information, try the Quiz or Test activity.

Pass complete!

"Know" box contains:
Time elapsed:
restart all cards