Chapter 7

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What is meant by 'homeostasis'?
Maintaining a constant internal environment
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Give TWO functions of the liver?
Makes urea, breaks down red blood cells and stores iron
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Where are the receptors that detect both blood temperature and water content?
In the brain
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How does the pancreas detect blood glucose levels?
There are receptors in the pancreas to detect glucose levels
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What is the difference between glucagon and glycogen?
Glucagon is a hormone, produced by the pancreas which causes blood sugar to rise by converting glycogen to glucose. Glycogen is a storage carbohydrate found in the liver and muscles
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Give TWO functions of the liver?

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Makes urea, breaks down red blood cells and stores iron

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Where are the receptors that detect both blood temperature and water content?

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How does the pancreas detect blood glucose levels?

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What is the difference between glucagon and glycogen?

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