anatomy and physiology discussion question

Please complete the following writing assignment using these guidelines:

  • original post must be 500-700 words in length
  • contains introduction with thesis statement or hypothesis statement, supporting paragraphs, and a conclusion paragraph
  • response post needs to be at least one well-developed paragraph that fulfills the requirements (see below)
  • plagiarized work will receive a zero and will be reported to college
  • quotes can only make up 10% of the writing
  • references must be cited using MLA or APA format

           – Each original post needs to have at least 2 references (such as your textbook and a scientific journal/website)

           – Each response post needs to have at least 1 reference

           – When you cite within your writing, use the following format.  Note the citation is within the paragraph (period after the citation), includes only the last name of the author, and the year the publication came out.

                  High fiber diets reduce the risk of developing insulin resistance (Mulligan, 2013).


              You can cite within the sentence, such as:

                  In 2013, Mulligan reported that high fiber diets reduce the risk of developing insulin resistance.

           – One author: (Mulligan, 2013); two authors (Mulligan and Pratt, 2013); Three or more authors (Mulligan, Pratt, and Moore, 2013) or (Mulligan et al., 2013).

  • each assignment will be worth 100 points (all 3 writing assignments make up 5% of your total grade in the class)
  • points will be awarded using the rubric that you can view in My Grades



1. Part I:  Explain how hypothalamic regulatory hormones affect the secretion of anterior            pituitary hormones.  In your response, please include where in the hypothalamus these regulatory hormones are produced, how they travel to the anterior lobe of the pituitary gland,         which anterior pituitary hormones are affected and how they are affected.  What is Graves’            disease and how does it relate to this topic?

                        Due – 11:59PM on Februrary 9th