Endocrine assignment brief

Outcome 5: Be able to have knowledge of endocrine system

Endocrine system assignment

You can download the following worksheet and complete for your assignment. Please note it is advisable to use a textbook to complete your work. You must show understanding of the knowledge covered, this means you must not copy and paste from the internet. To download the worksheet click on ‘The Endocrine System’ title hyperlink below:

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Outcome 5: Be able to have knowledge of endocrine system – (THE WORKSHEET ABOVE COVERS ALL THE CRITERIA BELOW) 

  1. Describe the function of the endocrine system (what is its primary function?)
  2. Label the diagram: location of the following glands: pituitary, pineal, thyroid, parathyroid, thymus, adrenals, pancreas (islets of langerhans) and gonads
  3. For each of the above endocrine glands state the functions and hormones they secrete. Hormones: functions – pituitary (oxytocin, vasopressin, growth hormone, adrenocorticotrophic hormone, luteinising hormone, follicle stimulating hormone, prolactin, melanin stimulating hormone), pineal (melatonin/serotonin), thyroid (triiodothyronine, thyroxine, calcitonin), parathyroid (parathormone), thymus (thymosin), pancreas – islets of langerhans (insulin, glucagon), adrenal cortex (glucocorticoids, mineralocorticoids, androgens), adrenal medulla (adrenalin, noradrenalin), ovaries (oestrogen, progesterone), testes (testosterone).
  4. State the effects and influences of the endocrine system on the body: the menstrual cycle, life stages (puberty, pregnancy, menopause), stress, disorders – acromegaly, addison’s disease, amenorrhoea, cretinism, cushing’s syndrome, diabetes insipidus, diabetes mellitus, gigantism, goitre, graves disease, actinomycete, hirsutism, myxoedema, polycystic ovarian syndrome, seasonal affective disorder (sad), stunted growth, virilism.


Ensure good practice by including a bibliography at the end, stating the resources you used for researching this assignment. Please submit this assignment to [email protected] along with your name.

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