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Postby biology_06er » Mon May 15, 2006 9:30 am

Hi there

Is this the right answer to....Why does injecting insulin reduce blood-glucose levels?

As insulin is the hormone that regulates carbohydrate metabolism-when insulin is injected into the body it converts the glucose in the blood to glycogen which hence reduces blood-glucose levels

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Postby seaseasea » Tue May 16, 2006 4:09 am

hi,biology_06er

as we all know,insulin is a hormone and has lots of functions.it also can enhance the absorption of glucose into cells.improve the metabolism of glc,promote the sythesis of glycogen and so on.

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Postby canalon » Tue May 16, 2006 4:12 am

Insulin doesn't do anything but triggering the absorption of glucose from the blood by some cells. Those cells will in turn answer to that afflux of glucose by storing it, using it etc...
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Postby biology_06er » Tue May 16, 2006 4:18 am

Hi there

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