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Dwarfism results due to :

(a) excessive secretion of thyroxine hormone

(b) excessive secretion of growth hormone

(c) less secretion of adrenaline hormone

(d) less secretion of growth hormone


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Answer :

(d) less secretion of growth hormone

Dwarfism is characterised by retarded physical growth and a normal brain. It is caused due to the hypo-secretion of growth hormone by the  anterior lobe of the pituitary gland.

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