Formative Practice 7.1 – Form 4 Science (KSSM) Chapter 7

Question 1:
State the meaning of hormone.

A hormone is an organic chemical compound secreted by the endocrine gland.

Question 2:
State the main endocrine glands in the human body.

The main endocrine glands in the human body are pituitary gland, thyroid gland, adrenal gland, pancreas, ovary and testis.

Question 3:
Name the hormones secreted by the following glands:
(a) Adrenal gland
(b) Pancreas
(c) Testis
(d) Thyroid gland

Adrenal gland: adrenaline

Pancreas: insulin

Testis: testosterone

Thyroid gland: thyroxine

Question 4:
What is the function of the hormones produced by the following glands?
(a) Thyroid gland
(b) Ovary
(c) Pancreas

Functions of hormones:
(a) Thyroid gland: Thyroxine – controls the rate of metabolism

(b) Ovary: Progesterone – maintains the thickening of the uterine wall Oestrogen – controls the female secondary sexual characteristics

(c) Pancreas: Insulin – controls the blood glucose level

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