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Destruction of thymus in children may lead to


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Loss of skin pigmentation

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Reduction of hemoglobin content in blood

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Reduction in stem cell production

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Highly weakened immunity

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Solution

The correct option is D

Highly weakened immunity


The thymus gland is a lobular structure located on the dorsal side of the heart and the aorta. The thymus plays a major role in the development of the immune system. This gland secretes the peptide hormones called thymosins. Thymosins play a major role in the differentiation of T lymphocytes. In addition, thymosins also promote the production of antibodies. Children with defective thymus may suffer from highly weakened immunity.


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