MCAT Biology Question — Cortisol
- Oct 07, 2017
- MCAT Question of the Day
A. Stimulation of gluconeogenesis
B. Inhibition of glucose uptake in adipose tissue
C. Down-regulation of anti-inflammatory proteins
D. Increased arousal during periods of moderate stress
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A: Stimulating gluconeogenesis is one way that cortisol helps raise blood sugar.
B: Preventing adipose tissue from pulling glucose out of the blood is one way that cortisol helps to raise blood sugar.
D: In response to moderate stress, moderate levels of cortisol help cognition by increasing arousal levels, vigilance levels, and memory formation.
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