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Pancreas Beta and Alpha Receptors effects on Insulin and Renin

I always confuse these effects
I came up with something to help us remember them

Always think Beta Booster

So:
  • Stimulation of beta 1 receptors leads to increased renin secretion
  • Stimulation of beta 2 receptors leads to increased insulin secretion

and for Alpha receptors it's the revere, which means:

  • Stimulation of Alpha 1 receptors leads to decreased renin secretion
  • Stimulation of Alpha 2 receptors leads to decreased insulin secretion

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I always confuse these effects
I came up with something to help us remember them

Always think Beta Booster

So:
  • Stimulation of beta 1 receptors leads to increased renin secretion
  • Stimulation of beta 2 receptors leads to increased insulin secretion
and for Alpha receptors it's the revere, which means:

  • Stimulation of Alpha 1 receptors leads to decreased renin secretion
  • Stimulation of Alpha 2 receptors leads to decreased insulin secretion
Beta & Alpha 1 for renin
Beta & Alpha 2 for insulin
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Beta & Alpha 1 for renin
Beta & Alpha 2 for insulin
This is even better thank you for the nice mnemonic
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Originally Posted by rasheed View Post
I always confuse these effects
I came up with something to help us remember them

Always think Beta Booster

So:
  • Stimulation of beta 1 receptors leads to increased renin secretion
  • Stimulation of beta 2 receptors leads to increased insulin secretion

and for Alpha receptors it's the revere, which means:

  • Stimulation of Alpha 1 receptors leads to decreased renin secretion
  • Stimulation of Alpha 2 receptors leads to decreased insulin secretion
Thanks a lot!!!
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Good one. Thank you

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Originally Posted by rasheed View Post
I always confuse these effects
I came up with something to help us remember them

Always think Beta Booster

So:
  • Stimulation of beta 1 receptors leads to increased renin secretion
    Stimulation of beta 2 receptors leads to increased insulin secretion
and for Alpha receptors it's the revere, which means:

  • Stimulation of Alpha 1 receptors leads to decreased renin secretion
    Stimulation of Alpha 2 receptors leads to decreased insulin secretion
Beta & Alpha 1 for renin
Beta & Alpha 2 for insulin
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