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Glucagon is secreted by:


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Alpha cells of the pancreas

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Beta cells of the pancreas

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Adrenal cortex

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Adrenal medulla

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Solution

The correct option is A

Alpha cells of the pancreas


Glucagon is a peptide hormone, secreted by alpha cells of the islets of Langerhans in the pancreas. Beta cells of pancreas secrete insulin. The level of the glucose in the blood is maintained by these hormones.


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