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Tutor profile: Michael A.

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Michael A.
Graduate Student in Physician Assistant School; BA in Kinesiology & Nutrition Science
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Subject: Health and Medicine

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What is the purpose of insulin in humans?

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Answer:

Insulin is a hormone produced in the pancreas that is secreted when glucose levels rise. Insulin acts by lowering our blood glucose levels by using it for energy or storing excess glucose in your liver. Insulin resistance is a common health condition for diabetics.

Subject: Biochemistry

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What is the formula for the bicarbonate buffer system?

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H2O + CO2 <--> H2CO3 <--> HCO3- + H+

Subject: Biology

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Name and describe 2 classes of neurotransmitters.

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1. Excitatory = Increases the exciteability of the neuron and decreases the threshold. This makes it easier for action potential to be reached 2. Inhibitory = Decreases the exciteability of the neuron and increases the threshold. This makes it more difficult for action potential to be reached

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