Uttarakhand PMT Uttarakhand PMT Solved Paper-2007

  • question_answer Addisons disease results from

    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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