Endocrine System: hormones and their effects

Our biology teacher, Male, gave us this assignment for this week’s virtual period.

  1. A hormone is a chemical substance in the body which administrates the functioning of organs and cells.

3. Insulin regulates glucose levels in blood. Whenever we eat carbohydrates, we ingest glucose. If the glucose levels we ingest are very high, it could cause problems if it weren’t for the hormone of insulin, which regulates the amount of glucose and stores the excess glucose as glycogen in the liver. If insulin is not produced because of a problem in the pancreas, that extra amount of glucose which we ingest wouldn’t be regulated and it would lead to an illness, such as diabetes.