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Endocrine System

Pancreas

What is the function of glucagon?

Glucagon is secreted when the blood glucose levels fall below normal values. Glucagon stimulates the liver to convert glycogen to glucose, which causes the blood glucose level to rise. Glucagon also stimulates the production of glucose from amino acids and lactic acid in the liver. Glucagon stimulates the release of fatty acids from adipose tissue. When blood glucose levels rise, the secretion of glucagons decreases as part of the negative feedback system.



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