Asked on 29th Nov, 2020

One of the following acts as an endocrine gland as well as an exocrine gland. This one is:

(a) salivary gland   (b) pancreas   (c) pituitary   (d) parathyroid

Solutions :
Balendu Anand
Answered on 30th Nov, 2020

(b) pancreas.

The pancreas is Heterocrine gland, which means they act both as an exocrine as well as an endocrine gland. The salivary, pituitary and parathyroid glands are endocrine glands.

As an exocrine gland, the pancreas secretes enzymes to break down the proteins, lipids, carbohydrates, and nucleic acids in the food. 

As an endocrine gland, the pancreas secretes the hormones insulin and glucagon to control blood sugar levels throughout the day.