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Excessive secretion from the pituitary gland in the children results in
increased height
retarded growth
weakening of bones
None of the above
Answer: Option
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Vg.Arvindh said:   5 years ago
At puberty, pituitary gland's secretion is more and then the height increases.

Md. Abu Sayed said:   5 years ago
Thanks for the given explanation.

Y c Pathak said:   5 years ago
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.

Nikita Awasthi said:   7 years ago
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.

Noor5253 said:   8 years ago
Pituitary gland is size of a pea.

Muzammil said:   9 years ago
Its a part of endocrine system. Location of it is in brain near cerebellum.

Sowji said:   1 decade ago
Most of our physical features are described by our genes that is hereditary. In some cases this gland's secretion play a role!

Kamal said:   1 decade ago
What is the reason for short height, is it due to deficiency causes of dwarfism?

Patel biren ramanlal said:   1 decade ago
Secretion of excess growth hormone from anterior pitutary gland causes gigantism (increase in height). In that octreotide drug is used.

Sweta mehta said:   1 decade ago
Its the growth hormone from pitutary gland responsible, its excessive secretion causes gigantism and deficiency causes dwarfism.

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