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1

Major action of glucagon on blood glucose?

Increases blood glucose concentration. (1) increases glycogenolysis. (2) increases gluconeogenesis.

2

Major action of glucagon on blood fatty acid and ketoacid concentration?

Increases lipolysis. (inhibition of fatty acid synthesis "shunts' substrates towards gluconeogenesis.
Ketoacids are produced from acetyl CoA, which results from fatty acid degradation.

3

Major action of glucagon on amino acids?

Amino acids are used for gluconeogenesis (stimulated by glucagon), resulting amino acids incorporated into urea.