Sugar Level in the Blood

Sugar Level in the Blood - 2) If the sugar level in the...

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AP Biology Sugar Level in the Blood - The glucose (sugar) level in the blood is controlled by pancreas, specifically the region called islets of Langerhans - Two main peptide hormones are involved: insulin and glucagon 1) If the sugar level in the blood is high, a) Stimulus: the body will tend to increase the sugar level in the blood b) Hormonal Response: insulin is released from beta cells c)
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Unformatted text preview: 2) If the sugar level in the blood is low a) Stimulus: the body will tend to increase the sugar level in the blood b) Hormonal Response: glucagon is released from alpha cells c) Results: More intake of glucose molecules & conversion of glycogen into glucose Glycogen = The storage form of glucose (polysaccharide) in the liver- If glycogen stays way too long in the lever, it will be converted in fats...
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This note was uploaded on 02/11/2012 for the course ZOOLOGY 152 taught by Professor Stephengammie during the Fall '11 term at Wisconsin.

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