HCG is used in medical practice to induce ovulation in women. Laboratory and clinical practices show that by extracting hCG from the urine of pregnant women it is possible to produce preparations for the treatment of infertility.
What is Human Chorionic Gonadotropin
Human chorionic gonadotropin is a special hormone belonging to the glycoprotein group. Chorionic gonadotropin was first scientifically studied in the early twentieth century, in 1920. Subsequent studies revealed that hCG starts to be produced in a woman’s body at the onset of pregnancy. The hormone is a product of the synthesis of the placenta syncytiotrophoblast and is responsible for increasing the production of progesterone, the most important hormone responsible for maintaining pregnancy. Also, due to the action of the hormone, the body of a pregnant woman stops the processes that cause menstruation. Today, human chorionic gonadotropin can be measured by examining blood and urine tests. It is human chorionic gonadotropin that is taken into account as an indicator in a pregnancy test.