hCG (Human Chorionic Gonadotropin)

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What is hCG?

hCG (Human Chorionic Gonadotropin)

A hormone produced by the placenta that stimulates the ovaries to produce estrogen and progesterone. It is this hormone tested for in the urine when taking a home pregnancy test.



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