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The hormones gastrin and secretin are made in the linings of the stomach and kidney.
false- stomach and small intestine
The small endocrine gland located in the center of the brain is known as the pineal gland.
true
The development of T-lymphocytes is regulated by hormones known as mineralocorticoids.
false- thymosins
Secondary male characteristics are influenced by hormones known as androgens.
true
The beta cells of the pancreas are responsible for the production of glucagon.
false- alpha
The paraghyroid hormone acts in a manner that is antagonistic to the activity of calcitonin.
true
The adrenal gland lies in the fold of the mesentaries.
false- pancreas
Both thyroxin and triiodothyronine increase the rate of metabolism in the body.
true
Contractions of the uterus may be stimulated by the hormone vasopressin.
false- oxytocin
The hormone ACTH is produced by the adrenal gland, and it regulates the activity of the adrenal cortex.
false- anterior pituitary gland
The follicle stimulating hormone is a product of the posterior pituitary gland that acts on the ovaries and testes.
false- anterior
The anterior pituitary gland receives and stores hormones from the hypothalamus.
false- posterior
Swelling of the thyroid glands due to a lack of iodine is referred to as goiter.
true
Insufficient secretion of thyroxin in adults may result in a condition called myxedema.
true
The composition of the hormone insulin is carbohydrate.
false- protein
The hormone aldoserone is an example of the glucocorticoids.
false- mineralocorticoids
Two important catecholamine hormones are epinephrine and insulin.
false- epinephrine and norepinephrine
An inadequate secretion of hormones from the adrenal cortex can result in cushing's disease.
false- Addison's
Many of the tissue cells of the body produce lipid hormones called prostaglandins.
true
The maturatiion of red blood cells is controlled by the hormone melatonin.
false-erythropoetin
The pituitary gland lies in a saddle of the ethmoid bone.
false-sphenoid
Another name for human growth hormone is somatotropin.
true
The hormone prolactin stimulates the production of urine.
false- milk
The thymus gland is located in the tissue of the leg.
false- thorax
Glucagon and insulin are both hormones produced by the pancreas.
true