A) hypertrophy of gonad
B) hyposecretion of adrenal cortex
C) hyperactivity of leydig cells
D) none of the above
Correct Answer: B
Solution :Addisons disease is caused by deficiency of mineralocorticoids as a result of undersecretion (hypocarticism) by adrenal cortex. The disease, first described by Thomas Addison (1849,1855) leads to ionic imbalance resulting in hypoglycoemia, low blood pressure, hypertension and weakness.
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