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Match the following hormones with their respective groups based on their chemical nature : 
 
       Hormone       Chemical nature
A. Insulin I. Steroid
B. Estradiol II. Amino acid derivative
C. Iodothyronine III. Protein hormone 
D. Epinephrine IV. Thyroid hormone

  1. A-III, B-IV, C-I, D-II
  2. A-II, B-IV, C-III, D-II
  3. A-III, B-I, C-IV, D-II
  4. A-II, B-I, C-III, D-IV


Solution

The correct option is C A-III, B-I, C-IV, D-II
On the basis of their chemical nature, hormones can be divided into groups :
(i) peptide, polypeptide, protein hormones - e.g., insulin, glucagon, pituitary hormones, hypothalamic hormones, etc.
(ii) steroids - e.g., cortisol, testosterone, estradiol and progesterone
(iii) iodothyronines - e.g., thyroid hormones
(iv) amino-acid derivatives - e.g., epinephrine.

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