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NS FL3 P/S Q51

Posted: Fri Jun 14, 2019 5:41 pm
by NS_Tutor_Thomas
A student recently wrote us: "I think this question is misleading since it is DHT, not testosterone directly that leads to secondary sexual characteristics (answer D)."

For the MCAT one can consider DHT and testosterone to be interchangeable, even though in reality there is a difference on a molecular level. Even if one gets confused on why testosterone is in the answer choices and not DHT, one could still identify that testosterone does not induce spermatogenesis via Leydig cells and select A as a scenario that would not happen with pheromone exposure.

Thanks for your question. I hope this helps!