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Insulin And Glucagon Are Both Hormones That Work Opposite To Each Other

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11.4 Endocrine System

Learning Objectives By the end of this section, you will be able to: List the different types of hormones and explain their roles in maintaining homeostasis Explain how hormones work Explain how hormone production is regulated Describe the role of different glands in the endocrine system Explain how the different glands work together to maintain homeostasis The endocrine system produces hormones that function to control and regulate many different body processes. The endocrine system coordinates with the nervous system to control the functions of the other organ systems. Cells of the endocrine system produce molecular signals called hormones. These cells may compose endocrine glands, may be tissues or may be located in organs or tissues that have functions in addition to hormone production. Hormones circulate throughout the body and stimulate a response in cells that have receptors able to bind with them. The changes brought about in the receiving cells affect the functioning of the organ system to which they belong. Many of the hormones are secreted in response to signals from the nervous system, thus the two systems act in concert to effect changes in the body. Hormones Maintaini Continue reading >>

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    its like a balancing system. Insulin is a hormone secreted from the pancreas that regulates the levels of glucose in your blood stream. It decreases the amount keeping it between a normal 80-110.
    Glycogen is a form of sugar stored in the liver, which is a source of energy or sugar for the body when it is needed. If sugar levels drop too low from not eating, or if the body needs a burst of energy when all other sources are depleted, the liver breaks down the glycogen and release it.
    Insulin is used on a consistent basis, while glycogen is basically a reserve in the liver when its needed.
    So in short, insulin decreases sugar levels, while glucagon increases it. its a balancing system.

  2. Sada

    How does insulin and glucagon work together to control blood sugar levels?

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    How does insulin and glucagon work together to control blood sugar levels?
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  3. Christy

    the insulin balances out the glucagon because some bodys produce to much glucagon and so the insulin helps control glucose levels.

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