April 21st Trivia Solution


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Your pancreas secrets a hormone called insulin that helps to control the level of glucose in your blood stream. The pancreas also produces another hormone with the opposite effect. What is this hormone, antagonistic to insulin, called?

Correct answer:
  • Glucagon

Incorrect answers:
  • Glycogen
  • Glycol
  • Glyconic acid

Interesting Info:
  • Both insulin and glucagon are produced in a group of cells in the kidneys called the islets of langerhans (named for a German anatomist Paul Langerhans, who discovered them.)
 

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