2. Glucose

To maintain homeostasis, the pancreas releases two hormones for regulating blood sugar: insulin and glucagon. Whenever blood sugar levels drop, the pancreas starts storing glycogen in the cells to trigger the body to release insulin later. When the body needs to raise its blood sugar levels, the glycogen converts to glucose and blood sugar rises. Glucose homeostasis regulates blood sugar levels within a narrow range.

blood sugar Homeostasis

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