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The Pancreas and Its Diseases.

Glucagon Production
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A hormone produced by the pancreas that stimulates an increase in blood sugar levels, thus opposing the action of insulin. IT IS NOT THE DESEASE, MERELY A FACTOR OF THE PANCREAS THAT HAS THE POSSIBILITY OF MALFUNCTIONING.
                                       

Glucagon: assists in regluating blood sugar. Its the opposite of insulin

It forces other body cells to either produce or release glucose. It is secreted by a low amount of glucose in the blood, and inhibited when the blood glucose level is too high.

 

It is connected to Hypoglycemia and Hyperglucagonmeia. 

It's also avalible in a synthsized version for those suffering from glucose diseases such as Hypoglycemia. Glucagon (the synthesized glucose) is used to alleviate or raise glucose levels in those  suffering from serious cases of Hypoglycemia

 

 

 

 

  Symptoms of hypoglycemia include nervousness, cool skin, headache, confusion, convulsions or coma. In any hypoglycemic situation, efforts should be made to raise the glucose level in the blood. Glucagon raises blood glucose levels by preventing the liver from storing glucose, increasing glucose formation in the liver from dietary proteins and fats, and increasing the release of glucose from the liver into blood. Glucagon transiently paralyzes the muscles of the intestines and occasionally is used during testing that requires the intestines to be flaccid, for example, endoscopic retrograde cholangiopancreatography and barium enema.

 

 

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The above photo shows glucagon in the human body under a microscope.

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