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Hormones with mineralocorticoid activity increase the reabsorption of sodium by
the kidney and decrease the net reabsorption of potassium so that sodium is
retained in the body and potassium is lost from it . Mineralocorticoids also affect ...
One of the body's notable reactions to injury or threatened injury is an increase in
glucocorticoid secretion . This increase is of great importance ; in its absence
even relatively minor injuries can be fatal . The multitude of noxious and
The resting , relatively low level of insulin secretion is increased by a rise in the
circulating glucose and decreased by a ... Alpha - adrenergic stimulating agents
inhibit insulin secretion , and ß - adrenergic stimulating agents increase insulin ...
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