Practice!

Sample Problem

Which of the following could occur if your pituitary gland did not function properly?

(A) water imbalance

(B) metabolic problems

(C) infertility

(D) lack of bone growth during adolescence

Solution

All of the above are correct. The pituitary gland releases ADH which helps prevent the loss of water in the kidneys (A). It also (B) directs the release of thyroid hormones controlling metabolic activities, (C) releases FSH and LH to help with reproductive capabilities, and (D) releases growth hormone during childhood and adolescence.