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The endocrine glands produce a substance called ___________ which means __________ in Greek.
hormones, "I stimulate"
The hormone responsible for elevating the level of calcium in the blood is ______________.
parathyroid
A type of gland that lacks ducts is an _____________________________.
endocrine gland
The _______________________ is considered the "Master Gland".
pituitary
When the glucose level in the blood begins to fall, the ________________ releases a hormone called __________________.
pancreas, glucagon
The pituitary gland is regulated by the __________________________.
hypothalamus
The hormone ________________ from the _______________gland affects the sex glands.
gonadotrophin, pituitary
The ____________ gland functions as a light receptor.
pineal
The _____________ gland stimulates the rate of metabolism.
thyroid
The _______________glands maintain homeostasis of sodium and potassium.
adrenal
The 2 types of diabetes are __________________ and _____________________.
type 1 or childhood and type 2 or adult
The endocrine portion of the pancreas is _______________________________.
islets of Langerhans