Problem Solving Activity The following problem solving assessment is presented in a multiple-choice format. Each choice should be considered individually and an argument should be written for accepting or rejecting it. Since the problem has one best answer, there should be one argument for acceptance and four for rejection. For each response, you must first state whether you are accepting or rejecting that statement. Then, you must write a detailed explanation why you accept or reject $\underline{A L L}$ of the choices. PROBLEM 2: The adenohypophysis (anterior portion) of the pituitary gland has traditionally been called the "master endocrine gland" because so many of its hormonal products regulate the activity of other endocrine glands. Two such hormones are follicle-stimulating hormone (FSH) and luteinizing hormone (LH) (referred to collectively as gonadotropins) which regulate the function of the gonads (ovaries and testes). Gonadotropins are virtually absent from the blood of prepubertal boys and girls. However, during puberty, the gonadotropic cells are activated and gonadotropin levels begin to rise, causing the gonads to mature to the adult state. How might a drug that "reminds the anterior pituitary" to produce gonadotropins be useful? A. It could function as a contraceptive. B. It could function as a diuretic. C. It could function as a fertility drug. D. It could function as an abortion stimulant. E. It could function to reduce sex drive. 13

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