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Is pancreas an effector?

Discussion in 'Pre-Medical - MD' started by yimfong, Apr 20, 2004.

  1. yimfong

    yimfong Junior Member
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    Is pancreas an effector?
     
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    Of what? It effects blood glucose levels, glycogen levels, Peptide digestion...
     
  4. yimfong

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    effector is a cell or organ that produces a physiological response when stimulated by a nerve impulse.
    That means i should ask if pancreas receive any nerve impulses to exert the actions like regulating blood glucose level?
     
  5. indo

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    uhh, yea. It doesn't just do its own thing on its own schedule. Its stimulated by some chemical messengers when you eat.
     
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    It is both an endocrine and an exocrine organ; it's exocrine functions involve secretomotor input from the nervous system. So, yes -- it is an "effector organ."
     

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