10th Edition
Publisher: CENGAGE L
ISBN: 9781305967359


10th Edition
Publisher: CENGAGE L
ISBN: 9781305967359


Chapter 31, Problem 7SA
Textbook Problem

In addition to hormones, the ________ secretes enzymes that function in digestion.

a. hypothalamus c. pineal gland
b. pancreas d. parathyroid gland

Expert Solution
Summary Introduction


Hormones are the signaling molecules that are produced and released by endocrine glands. They regulate various functions in the body such as metabolism, perception, sleep, blood sugar level, growth, and development.

Explanation of Solution

Reason for correct answer:

Option b. is given as “pancreas.”

The pancreas is located behind the stomach and performs two functions exocrine, and endocrine. The Islet cell of pancreas performs an endocrine function and secretes two hormones: glucagon, and insulin. Both hormones regulate the glucose level in blood. The exocrine part of pancreas secretes digestive enzymes such as trypsin and chymotrypsin in the small intestine.

Reason for incorrect answer:

Option a. is given as, “hypothalamus.”

Hypothalamus does not secrete any hormone...

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