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I. Low metabolic rate

II. Increase in body weight

III. Tendency to retain water in tissue

Which of the following disease shows the above given symptoms?

a)

Gigantism

b)

Cretinism

c)

Myxoedema

d)

Acromegaly


Question ID - 6428 | Toppr Answer

I. Low metabolic rate

II. Increase in body weight

III. Tendency to retain water in tissue

Which of the following disease shows the above given symptoms?

a)

Gigantism

b)

Cretinism

c)

Myxoedema

d)

Acromegaly

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Answer Key : (c) -

(c)

Myxoedema (gull’s disease) occurs due to deficiency of thyroxine in adults. It is characterised by

(i) Low BMR (30-40%)

(ii) Low body temperature

(iii) Tendency to retain water

(iv) Reduced heart rate/pulse rate

(v) Low sugar and iodine level in blood, muscular weakness

(vi) Oedema (accumulation of interstitial fluid that causes the facial tissue to swell and look fluffy)



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