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-Organs that produce and secretinsulinPancreas-Target Organs/tissues of insulinLiver, skeletal muscle, fat (adipose cells)-How insulin contributes to the overall maintenance of homeostasis in thebody?If glucose levels get too high, the body releases insulin into the bloodstream.Insulin causes the body's cells to take in and store glucose, lowering the bloodglucose concentration. If blood glucose gets too low, the body releases glucagon,which causes the release of glucose from some of the body's cells. Therefore,insulin ensures that people have appropriate amount of glucose, maintaininghomeostasis of blood sugar, so that people can stay away from diabetes. Insulinand glucagon can keep us in a healthy blood sugar level. Going outside ofendocrine system, when we look at homeostasis in our body, insulin goes throughcardiovascular system to maintain the overall sugar level, targeting organs Idifferent organ systems. For example, insulin in the central nervous system (CNS)
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