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Postby jayson » Mon Dec 12, 2005 3:03 am

How does the pancreas know that the sugar level is too high. What receptor inside the pancreas detects the change in blood gucose levels? I need to know its name.

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Postby Dr.Stein » Mon Dec 12, 2005 7:46 am

The blood sugar level will give a feedback to certain cells of pancreatic islets via receptor which those cells will respond by producing responsible hormone to regulate the blood sugar level in normal condition.
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Postby new_guy » Mon Dec 12, 2005 11:45 am

I dunno.....but maybe it's that lang...hans or something......

Not sure......

I need to know too...although my final Bio exam is finished....
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Postby jnkdna » Mon Dec 12, 2005 11:54 am

islets of langerhans.........................
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Postby MrMistery » Mon Dec 12, 2005 6:24 pm

From what i know, there are 2 ways that the pancreas is aware of glucose blood level. One is the humoral one, when by the amount of glucose that enters the cell, it can detect variations, and another is the nervous one: when the chemoreceptors in blood vessels detect variations in glucose blood level, the send the info to the hipothalamus. By the vegetative impulses, it commands the secretion of either insulin or glucagon. Parasimpathetic stimulates insulin production, sympathetic stimulates glucagon secretion
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Postby Dr.Stein » Tue Dec 13, 2005 10:11 am

Yup.
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Postby jayson » Tue Dec 13, 2005 12:28 pm

THank you all for your response.
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Postby MrMistery » Wed Dec 14, 2005 6:57 pm

Dr.Stein wrote:Yup.


A very complex syntax Dr.Stein :lol:
But really, it's nice to know SOME things in my textbooks are correct, as most are complete rubbish :)
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Postby Dr.Stein » Thu Dec 15, 2005 5:48 am

Well, I have nothing to add, so just "yup" I think is enough ehehehee :D
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