SSC General Science & Technology Sample Paper NCERT Sample Paper-4

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    Cretinism caused by deficiency of thyroxine hormone in children adults.

    A)  Hashimoto's disease

    B)  Myxoedema

    C)  Acromegaly

    D)  Tetany

    Correct Answer: B

    Solution :

    [b] Cretinism is a condition of severely stunted physical and mental growth due to untreated congenital deficiency of thyroid hormones (congenital hypothyroidism) usually due to maternal hypothyroidism. It is a disease resulting from the under-activity of the thyroid gland, which is characterized by puffy eyes, face, hands and mental sluggishness. Cretinism is a condition arising from a deficiency of thyroid hormone, which is characterized by dwarfism and mental retardation.

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