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Excessive secretion from the pituitary gland in the children results in

[A]. increased height
[B]. retarded growth
[C]. weakening of bones
[D]. None of the above

Answer: Option A


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Munish Bhikhi said: (Jan 20, 2011)  
Height of children depends upon Secretion from the pituitary gland.

Sweta Mehta said: (Jan 27, 2011)  
Its the growth hormone from pitutary gland responsible, its excessive secretion causes gigantism and deficiency causes dwarfism.

Patel Biren Ramanlal said: (May 28, 2011)  
Secretion of excess growth hormone from anterior pitutary gland causes gigantism (increase in height). In that octreotide drug is used.

Kamal said: (Jul 30, 2011)  
What is the reason for short height, is it due to deficiency causes of dwarfism?

Sowji said: (Aug 5, 2011)  
Most of our physical features are described by our genes that is hereditary. In some cases this gland's secretion play a role!

Muzammil said: (Jan 19, 2014)  
Its a part of endocrine system. Location of it is in brain near cerebellum.

Noor5253 said: (Mar 20, 2015)  
Pituitary gland is size of a pea.

Nikita Awasthi said: (Aug 5, 2016)  
Pituitary gland adenohypophysis part secrete growth hormone in presence of GHRH (growth hormone releasing hormone) growth hormone have receptor in form of insulin like growth factor on surface of liver. This hormone when in excess cause gigantism causing ratio of arms and legs 1:2 and hunchback whereas low secretion of this hormone cause dwarfism which results in small limbs and other deformities.

Y C Pathak said: (Dec 2, 2017)  
In vertebrate anatomy, the pituitary gland, or hypophysis, is an endocrine gland about the size of a pea and weighing 0.5 grams (0.018 oz) in humans.

It is a protrusion off the bottom of the hypothalamus at the base of the brain.

Md. Abu Sayed said: (Jan 11, 2018)  
Thanks for the given explanation.

Vg.Arvindh said: (May 17, 2018)  
At puberty, pituitary gland's secretion is more and then the height increases.

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