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QUESTION : ANSWER : EXPLANATION
  • Identify the organ 'A' present on upper poles of kidneys.
    : Adrenal Gland
    - Because of their position, they are also known as suprarenal glands.

  • Injections of insulin are prescribed to the patients of : Diabetes Mellitus

  • The lack of which hormone results in dwarfism? : Growth hormone

  • Islets of Langerhans secrete : Insulin
    - Islets of Langerhans are found in the pancreas. They secrete insulin.

  • The lack of which hormone does not affect growth - Thyroxine, Insulin, Growth hormone or Sex hormone? : Insulin

  • Thyroxine contains - bromine, chlorine, fluorine or iodine? : Iodine

  • True or false: Secretion of excess of growth hormone causes Gigantism. : True

  • True or false: Lump in the neck due to enlargement of thyroid is known as Goitre. : True
    - A lack of iodine in the diet causes the thyroid gland to enlarge in an attempt to make more iodine. This enlargement is known as Goitre. 

  • True or false: Adrenaline is secreted by pancreas. : False
    - Adrenaline is secreted by adrenal glands.

  • True or false: Endocrine glands have ducts. : False
    - Endocrine glands do not have any ducts. They directly pour their secretions into the blood. Glands which have ducts are known as Exocrine glands.

  • True or false: Insulin is secreted by pituitary gland. : False
    - Insulin is secreted by pancreas.

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