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Liver regulating hypoglycemia

Question Description

How does the liver regulate hypoglycemia? if you have a reference, that would be great!

Final Answer

Any extra glucose is stored in your liver and muscles in the form of glycogen. This process lowers the level of glucose in your bloodstream and prevents it from reaching dangerously high levels. As your blood sugar level returns to normal, so does the secretion of insulin from your pancreas.

If you haven't eaten for several hours and your blood sugar level drops, another hormone from your pancreas called glucagon signals your liver to break down the stored glycogen and release glucose back into your bloodstream. This keeps your blood sugar level within a normal range until you eat again

Ref: 

http://www.mayoclinic.org/diseases-conditions/hypoglycemia/basics/causes/con-20021103


madhavant (2757)
University of Maryland

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