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    Type II Diabetes and Hormone Therapy

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    1. What is the difference between a hormone and a neurotransmitter?
    2. Why would insulin injections not be useful in treating type II diabetes?
    3. What is necessary to call a cell the target of a hormone? Explain your answer.

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    1. Hormones are signaling molecules produced by glands in the endocrine system for the purpose of communication and coordination between different organ systems via secretion into circulatory system. Neurotransmitters are also signal molecules, but they are produced by neurons between axon of ...

    Solution Summary

    This solution discusses the treatment for type II diabetes by understanding the pathophysiology of the disease. It also discusses why a cell would be a target for hormones.