SAT II Biology E : Glands

Study concepts, example questions & explanations for SAT II Biology E

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Example Questions

Example Question #1 : Endocrine System

Which of the following glands is considered both part of the endocrine system and the nervous system?

Possible Answers:

Thyroid gland

Thalamus

Hypothalamus

Parathyroid gland

Pituitary gland

Correct answer:

Hypothalamus

Explanation:

The correct answer is hypothalamus. The hypothalamus is made of nervous tissue and is a part of all vertebrate brains, placing it as part of the nervous system. It also secretes a number of hormones that directly affect the pituitary gland, affecting a large number of bodily functions. In this way, the hypothalamus connects the nervous and endocrine systems and is part of both of them.

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