Effect of human chorionic gonadotropin on human thyroid tissue in vitro.

Thyroid stimulating substances other than TSH have been found in certain disease states associated with hyperthyroidism. The thyroid stimulator associated with the thyrotoxicosis of trophoblastic disease is uncertain; however, recent evidence suggests a role for hCG. To explore the thyroid stimulating properties of hCG further, we examined the ability of… CONTINUE READING