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Enzyme released from the salivary glands that digests starch by hydrolyzing glycosiidic bonds
Polysaccharide consisting of highly branched arrangement of glucose molecules found primarily in liver and skeletal muscle
Substances released from glands or cells in response to various stimuli that exert their effect by binding to receptors on specific tissues
Condition characterized by the inability of insulin receptors torespond to the hormone insulin
process whereby plants trap energy from the sun to produce glucose from carbon dioxide and water
Type 1 diabetes
Previously known as juvenile-onset diabetes and as insulin-dependent diabetes mellitus, this form of diabetes results when the pancreas is no longer able to produce insulin due to loss of insulin-producing beta-cells of the pancreas
Type 2 diabetes
Previously known as adult onset diabetes and as noninsulin-dependent diabetes mellitus, this form of diabetes results when insulin-requiring cells have difficulty responding to insulin in a normal way
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