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How many endocrine are there? (answer with the numeral)
8
Name the endocrine glands in alphabetical order.
Adrenal, Gonads, Pancreas, Parathyroid, Pineal, Pituitary, Thymus, Thyroid
How many adrenal glands do we have? (answer with the numeral)
2
How many parathyroid glands do we have? (numeral)
4
There are two ovaries in a female & two testes in the male. These are endocrine glands called -----.
Gonads
This gland is pea-sized & is often called "the master gland."
pituitary
One of the principle functions of the pituitary gland is to send out ---- ----(two words) that stimulate certain other endocrine glands to secrete certain hormones.
tropic hormones
The pituitary gland is located in a recess of the skull called the --- --- (two words), above the nasal cavity and beneath the brain.
sella turcica
The combining form PHYS/O and the pseudo-suffix -PHYSIS means "growing, growth". The pituitary gland is called the ---- because it grows from the hypothalmus.
hypophysis
The medical name for the anterior lobe of the pituitary is ---.
adenohypophysis