Hormonal Control Flashcards Preview

Biology n5 > Hormonal Control > Flashcards

Flashcards in Hormonal Control Deck (17):
0

What does the endocrine system consist of?

Endocrine glands

1

What do endocrine glands produce?

Hormones

2

Why does hormones control have a slower response than nervous control?

Because hormones travel in the blood this is slower than electrical impulses

3

What are hormones made from?

They are proteins

4

What cells do hormones only have an effect on?

Target cells

5

What does the pancreas produce?

Insulin and glucagon

6

After a meal the amount of glucose in your blood ...

Rides

7

What does high levels of glucose cause the pancreas to release?

Insulin

8

What does insulin do?

It turns glucose into glycogen

9

If you have low levels of glucose what does the pancreas release?

Glucagon

10

What does glucagon do?

It turns glycogen into glucose

11

Maintaining a constant internal blood glucose level is called-----

Homeostasis

12

What is diabetes?

When a person can't control their blood glucose level

13

Describe diabetes type 1

Early on set
Genetic
Insulin needs to be injected

14

Describe diabetes type 2

Age onset
Due to weight
Due to age
Cure-more exercise, better diet,pills

15

What can diabetes lead to?

Leads to tiredness, heart disease, stroke, peeing a lot

16

What are hormones?

Chemical proteins