MCAT Biology Question — Dehydration & Starvation
- Feb 10, 2017
- MCAT Question of the Day
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ADH and aldosterone both increase blood pressure so they would be expected to appear in high plasma concentrations in response to the low blood pressure, eliminating choices A and C. Cortisol would be expected in high plasma to increase carbohydrate, protein, and fat availability, making B false. That leaves answer choice D. Insulin lowers blood glucose levels, which is expected to appear in the blood after a sugary meal. In the case of starvation, the body would respond by increasing blood glucose levels via the production of glucagon.
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