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Glucose concentration in the blood is a highly regulated biologic variable. From personal laboratory experience, it is very difficult to raise a healthy, non-diabetic individual's blood glucose over about 6.5-7 mM (i.e. 120-130 mg/dl). My best guess at where the highest glucose concentration might be in the body is within the hepatic portal vein that drains ...


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Good article, please allow me to comment: Both hormones cortisol and glucagon are insulin-antagonistic (=anti-insulin hormones). Glucagon differs from cortisol because it is a peptide hormone and cannot cross cell membrane. It must be injected like insulin. Glucagon is released from α-Langerhans cells in the pancreas during the acute stage of hypoglycemia ...



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