Human chorionic gonadotropin production by the pituitary gland in a premenopausal woman

P. E. Patton, D. L. Hess, D. M. Cook, D. L. Loriaux, G. D. Braunstein

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Abstract

OBJECTIVE: Our purpose was to investigate the source of human chorionic gonadotropin production in a nonpregnant, premenopausal woman. STUDY DESIGN: A case of human chorionic gonadotropin production by the pituitary gland in a premenopausal woman is described. RESULTS: Our results confirm that a biologically active human chorionic gonadotropin-like molecule was secreted in a nonpregnant woman. CONCLUSIONS: Our results indicate that the pituitary gland was the most likely source of human chorionic gonadotropin production.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)1138-1142
Number of pages5
JournalAmerican journal of obstetrics and gynecology
Volume178
Issue number6
DOIs
StatePublished - Jan 1 1998

Keywords

  • Chorionic gonadotropin
  • Human chorionic gonadotropin
  • Pituitary gland

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Obstetrics and Gynecology

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