Lesson 8.2 Crossword


2.one lobe of the pituitary gland that secretes six different hormones: growth hormone, prolactin, adrenocorticotropin hormone, thyroid-stimulating hormone, follicle-stimulating hormone, and luteinizing hormone
3.the part of the adrenal glands that functions as a part of the nervous system; it secretes the hormones epinephrine and norepinephrine (catecholamines) during the fight-or-flight response
4.a sac that encases the pair of oval testes
6.outer layer of the adrenal glands, which itself has three layers that secrete steroid hormones
9.two pairs of glands located on the posterior aspect of the thyroid gland that secrete parathyroid hormone in response to low blood calcium levels
10.a long, thin gland located posterior to the stomach. As an endocrine gland, the pancreas secretes insulin and glucagon, which control blood glucose levels; as an exocrine gland, the pancreas secretes digestive enzymes
11.a pea-sized gland that activates a metabolic response in target tissues or stimulates other endocrine glands to release hormones
12.one lobe of the pituitary gland that stores two hormones produced by the hypothalamus: antidiuretic hormone and oxytocin


1.a pinecone-shaped gland in the brain that releases the sleep- inducing hormone melatonin
2.a pair of glands that sit on top of the kidneys; consist of the adrenal cortex and adrenal medulla
5.a gland that secretes thymosin, a hormone vital to the body's immune system; functions as both an endocrine gland and a lymphatic organ
7.the female sex glands
8.the male sex glands

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