Flashcards in Hormonal Control Deck (17):
What does the endocrine system consist of?
What do endocrine glands produce?
Why does hormones control have a slower response than nervous control?
Because hormones travel in the blood this is slower than electrical impulses
What are hormones made from?
They are proteins
What cells do hormones only have an effect on?
What does the pancreas produce?
Insulin and glucagon
After a meal the amount of glucose in your blood ...
What does high levels of glucose cause the pancreas to release?
What does insulin do?
It turns glucose into glycogen
If you have low levels of glucose what does the pancreas release?
What does glucagon do?
It turns glycogen into glucose
Maintaining a constant internal blood glucose level is called-----
What is diabetes?
When a person can't control their blood glucose level
Describe diabetes type 1
Early on set
Insulin needs to be injected
Describe diabetes type 2
Due to weight
Due to age
Cure-more exercise, better diet,pills
What can diabetes lead to?
Leads to tiredness, heart disease, stroke, peeing a lot