Q. 204.3( 12 Votes )

In Fig.10.2 mark the positions of the endocrine glands which release the hormones that:

(a) controls the release of sex hormones.

(b) is responsible for the secondary sexual characters in boys.

(c) prevents diabetes.

(d) maintains the correct salt balance in the blood.


Answer :


a) The pituitary gland is the master gland which controls the secretion of all other endocrine glands so it also controls the secretion of sex hormones.


b) Testes are male reproductive organs which produce male hormone testosterone that regulates the secondary sexual characters in males.


c) The pancreas secretes insulin which regulates blood sugar level. It converts excess sugar into glycogen and stores it in the liver.


d) Adrenal gland secretes aldosterone which regulates the correct salt balance in our body. It balances sodium potassium levels in our body and helps in water retention.


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