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MC - Hormones

Multicellular Organisms - Hormones

QuestionAnswer
Which gland releases hormones? Endocrine
Hormones are chemical messengers that travel in the? bloodstream
What are hormones made of? protein
What are the specific proteins that hormones bind to on target tissues called? receptors
Do hormones have a faster or slower response than nerves? slower
Which has a longer lasting effect, nerves or hormones? hormones
Which endocrine organ releases insulin and glucagon? Pancreas
When is insulin released? blood sugar too high (hIIIIIIgh)
What is insulin's target tissue? Liver
What is insulin's function? To convert glucose into glycogen
What is the function of the pancreas? detects changes in blood sugar and releases hormones
Where is glycogen stored? Liver
When is glucagon released? blood sugar too low (glucose is gone)
What is glucagon's function? To convert glycogen into glucose
Why is insulin released? To lower blood glucose levels
Why is glucagon released? To increase blood glucose levels
What is Diabetes? failure to produce insulin from the pancreas.
Created by: StNiniansHS