Say whether the following statements are true or false. Comment on your answer. A hormone is a chemical released by a cell or a gland in one part of the body that sends out messages that affect cells in other parts of the organism.
Though the pituitary gland is called the “master gland” it is under the control of the thymus.
Somatotrophin stimulates development and maturation of a follicle in a woman’s ovary.
Anterior pituitary releases antidiuretic hormone and oxytocin.
People who constantly over-exercise may actually be addicted to their own endorphins.
Adrenal cortex secretes adrenaline and noradrenaline.
Both insulin and glucagon raise blood pressure, increase heartbeat, respiration and sweating.
Some non-endocrine organs – such as the brain, heart, lungs, kidneys, liver, thymus, skin, and placenta – also produce and release hormones.