- How would propylthiouracil affect metabolic rate in a normal rat? Explain why.
It would decrease metabolic rate since propylthiouracil decreases the production of thyroid hormone (“Propylthiouracil,” n.d.).
- Explain the action of insulin on body cells.
Insulin acts on the body cells by promoting absorption of glucose from the blood stream to the body cells. This is done when insulin attaches to the insulin receptors in cells triggering a response that increases the levels glucose transporters (GLUT4) (Cartailler, n.d.).
- If the body is not producing enough insulin what happens to levels of that substance (your answer to ...