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Regulation of blood glucose:

Glucose is an important contributor to the water potential of blood and tissue fluid. The
pancreas plays a vital role in regulating blood glucose as it acts as both a receptor and an
effector. There are two distinct types of cells in the…

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Heat loss centre: a group of cells at the front of the hypothalamus that increase the blood flow
to the skin's surface if body temperature increases. They also initiate sweating.

Heat gain centre: a group of cells at the rear of the hypothalamus that initiates responses to

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are not cold blooded animals. An active reptile therefore may use less than a tenth as much
metabolic energy as an endotherm.

Most energy used for muscular activity in reptiles comes from anaerobic metabolism as opposed
to aerobic in endotherms. Glycogen is immediately available within muscles to facilitate…


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