E, R, I Test Flashcards Preview

Biology > E, R, I Test > Flashcards

Flashcards in E, R, I Test Deck (12)
Loading flashcards...
1

What makes up the endocrine system?

glands that release their products into the bloodstream. These products deliver messages throughout the bod.

2

thymus

during childhood, the thymus releases thymosin, which stimulates T cell development and proper immune response

3

adrenal glands

the adrenal glands release epinephrine and norepinephrine, which helps the body respond to stress

4

pineal gland

the pineal gland releases melatonin, which is involved in rythmic activities, such as daily sleep-wake cycles

5

what does the adrenal gland release?

hormones that help the body deal with stress

6

what helps to keep the level of glucose in the blood stable?

insulin and glucagon

7

what is the main function of the male reproductive system?

to produce and deliver sperm

8

scrotum

eternal sac that the testes descend into

9

ovulation

process in which an egg is released from the ovary

10

fallopian tubes

one of the two fluid filled tubes in human females through which an egg passes after its release from an ovary

11

uterus

an organ that is ready to recieve a fertilized egg.

12

what is the function of the immune system?

to fight infection through the production of cells that inactivate foreign substances or cells. this is called immunity