B1 Topic 2 - Hormones

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Where are hormones produced and how are they transported?
They are produced in endocrine glands and they are transported by blood to their target organs.
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What is a target organ?
An organ that responds to a certain hormone.
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How does the body react when there's too much glucose?
After a meal, your sugar levels are high, which makes your pancreas release a hormone called insulin. The insulin is carried around the body in the blood. The liver then converts the glucose into glycogen so sugar levels are reduced.
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How does the body react when there's too little glucose?
When sugar levels fall below a certain point, the pancreas releases a hormone called glucagon. This is carried around the body which makes the liver convert the glycogen back into glucose which is then released into the blood, raising sugar levels.
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Name the hormone which is involved in raising glucose levels.
Insulin.
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Name the hormone which is involved in decreasing glucose levels.
Glucagon.
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What is a target organ?

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