· Blood glucose regulation involves Negative Feedback. This is where a parameter increases or decreases; a receptor detects the change and brings about a change that counters this change.
· If the parameter increases, the system will detect this and bring about a change that opposes it: decreases it or in other words, brings it back down. The opposite can be said too.
· The pancreas contains both endocrine and exocrine functions:
· Exocrine Function: cells that often appear in groups, arranged into a circle with a tubule in the centre secrete enzymes such as: lipase, protease, and amylase. They secrete these into the tubule which in turn, connects to the Pancreatic Duct.
· Endocrine Function: Alpha and Beta cells within the islets of Langerhans secrete the hormones: Insulin and Glucagon respectively.
Blood glucose levels too high:
· Beta cells within the Islets of Langerhans detect the rise in blood glucose levels
· Beta cells have a…