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Select the correct option about functions of thymus gland– 

Option: 1

Play a major role in the development of the immune system.

Option: 2

Provides pigmentation to the skin.

Option: 3

Active in emergency conditions.


Option: 4

Regulation of basal metabolic rate

Answers (1)


The Thymus gland is derived from the Endoderm and is a lobular structure located between the lungs behind the sternum on the ventral side of the aorta which plays a major role in the development of the immune system. Hence, option 1 is the correct answer. 

Explanation for the incorrect options :

Option 2 is incorrect because the Pineal gland provides pigmentation to the skin.

Option  3 is incorrect because Adrenal gland adrenaline and noradrenaline are active in emergency conditions. Therefore, it is also called an emergency hormone.

Option  4 is incorrect because the Thyroid gland regulates the basal metabolic rate

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