Pancreas: Functions, Anatomy & Insulin Production


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Jim has a busy day at work and then runs his children around for after school sports. He forgets to eat most of the day. What will happen to him as a result?

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1. Which of the following is a TRUE of insulin?

2. If a healthy person eats a high sugar meal, which of the following will happen?

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About This Quiz & Worksheet

Which systems in the body are affected by the pancreas and what role does this organ play in blood sugar regulation? This quiz/worksheet combo will help you quickly assess your understanding of terms used in relation to the functions of the pancreas.

Quiz & Worksheet Goals

In these assessments, you'll be quizzed on:

  • Which cells in the pancreas produce insulin
  • What hormone is released by the pancreas when blood sugar levels fall
  • The ability to identify a true statement about insulin
  • What happens in the body when one eats a high-sugar meal
  • What triggers the release of glucagon

Skills Practiced

This worksheet and quiz will allow you to test the following skills:

  • Reading comprehension - ensure that you draw the most important information from the lesson regarding the role of the pancreas in the endocrine system
  • Distinguishing differences - compare and contrast insulin and glucagon
  • Information recall - access the knowledge you've gained regarding the results of eating a meal that's high in sugar

Additional Learning

To learn more about this organ, review the accompanying lesson called Pancreas: Functions, Anatomy & Insulin Production. This lesson covers the following objectives:

  • Describe the pancreas
  • Relate what the pancreas secretes
  • Discuss the hormones released by the pancreas that affect blood sugar levels
  • Detail what each of these hormones does