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hormone from the pancreas that decreases blood sugar by signaling the liver to store glucose
body system consisting of the heart and blood vessels that circulate blood through the body
organ that regulates blood sugar by storing or releasing glucose; makes bile to break down fats; filters poisons out of the blood
neurons that carry outgoing information from the central nervous system to the muscles and glands
collection of glands that secrete hormones into the blood which regulate growth, development, and homeostasis
consists of brain, spinal cord, and nerves and regulates the body's responses to internal and external stimuli
negative feedback loop
an opposite action to what is occurring in the body to regain homeostasis, ex. if body temperature rises too high, body tries to lower it
hormone from the pancreas that raises blood sugar by signaling the liver to release glucose
central nervous system
processes and analyzes information from the peripheral nervous system; brain and spinal cord
peripheral nervous system
consists of nerves that conduct signals to and from the central nervous system
synonym for negative feedback; a change in the body causes the body to reverse the change
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