Question

The part of brain which is known as master of master gland

A

Hypothalamus

B

Pituitary gland

C

Cerebrum

D

Cerebellum

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Correct option is
A

Hypothalamus

Cerebrum serves to receive sensory inputs and helps to interpret the received stimulus.
Cerebellum serves to coordinate the voluntary movements of skeletal muscles as well as posture, balance and equilibrium. 
The pituitary gland is an endocrine gland which secretes four tropic hormones (FSH, LH, ACTH and TSH) that stimulate the synthesis and/or secretion of hormones from their target endocrine glands. Therefore, the pituitary gland is also known as master gland. 
Hormones of hypothalamic (hypothalamic releasing hormones and hypothalamic inhibiting hormones) are known as regulatory factors or regulatory hormones as they regulate the anterior pituitary hormones (LH, ACTH, TSH etc) via negative feedback control mechanism. Since hypothalamus regulates the tropic hormones of the master gland, the pituitary gland, it is known as the master of master gland.
Therefore, the correct answer is option A.

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