CBSE Class 12 Biology NCERT Exemplar Solutions: Chapter 8, Human Health and Diseases

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Human Health and Diseases: NCERT Exemplar Solutions
Human Health and Diseases: NCERT Exemplar Solutions

In this article we are providing the detailed and accurate NCERT Exemplar Solutions for Class 12 Biology chapter 8, Human Health and Diseases. Each solution is explained in a way to help students easily understand concepts used in it.

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Few problems along with their solutions from this chapter are given follows:

Q. The organisms which cause diseases in plants and animals are called

(a) pathogens                  

(b) vectors                       

(c) insects                        

(d) worms

Ans. (a) pathogens          

The organisms which cause diseases in plants and animals are called pathogens.

Vectors are the carriers of pathogens.

All the insects and worms do not cause diseases.

Q. The genes causing cancer are

(a) structural genes                             

(b) expressor genes

(c) oncogenes                                     

(d) regulatory genes

Ans. (c) oncogenes    

Normal cells have genes called cellular oncogens or proto-oncogenes which are present in inactivated state, but under certain conditions (like mutation) these get transformed to cancer causing oncogens which are active.

On the other hand, structural genes, expressor gene and regulatory genes are responsible for regulation of gene expression.

Q. Why is mother's milk considered the most appropriate food for a new born infant?

Ans. Mother’s milk during initial days after delivery is called colostrums. It contains several antibodies (especially IgA) which are absolutely essential for developing resistance for many diseases in the new-born babies.

Q. What does the term 'memory' of the immune system mean?

Ans. When the body encounters a pathogen for the first time, it mounts an immune response by generating antibodies. This response is of low intensity. Subsequent encounter with the same pathogen elicits a highly intensified secondary response.

This is ascribed to the fact that our body appears to have memory of the first encounter. This type of secondary immune response is elicited by memory T-cells, B-cell which keeps ready to mount a rapid and vigorous attack as soon as the same pathagen infects the body again.

Q. For an organ transplant, it is an advantage to have an identical twin. Why?

Ans. For an organ transplant, it is an advantage to have an identical twin because the organ will have same surface markers and therefore, the recipient's immune system will not identify it as foreign and will not react against it. In case of different surface markers, the immune system starts a reaction, kills the foreign tissue or rejects it.

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CBSE Class 12 Biology Syllabus 2018 - 2019

Class 12 Biology NCERT Exemplar Problems:

Class 12 Biology NCERT Exemplar problems are a very good resource for preparing the critical questions like Higher Order Thinking Skill (HOTS) questions. Every year, many questions from the NCERT Exemplar are directly asked in the board exams as well as the medical entrance exams. So, it’s very important for students to practice the NCERT exemplar problems to prepare well for the boards and the competitive exams.

Main topics discussed in Class 12 Biology, Chapter 8- Human Health and Diseases, are:

  • Common diseases in humans
  • Immunity
  • AIDS
  • Cancer
  • Drugs and alcohol abuse. 

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