The impact of unabated stimulation by human chorionic gonadotropin on the steroid hormone environment of pregnant rats and the spontaneous expression of ovarian cysts in female progeny

@article{Bogovich2008TheIO,
  title={The impact of unabated stimulation by human chorionic gonadotropin on the steroid hormone environment of pregnant rats and the spontaneous expression of ovarian cysts in female progeny},
  author={Katryna Bogovich},
  journal={Endocrine},
  year={2008},
  volume={33},
  pages={152-164}
}
Unabated stimulation by low doses of human chorionic gonadotropin (hCG) induces ovarian cysts in pregnant rats. In order to determine the impact of these in vivo treatments on the hormonal milieu of pregnancy, and the potential impact of an aberrant cystic-ovary state during pregnancy on the resulting female offspring, pregnant rats were treated with either 0 (control), 1, or 3 IU hCG twice daily for at least 9 days, beginning on day 13 of pregnancy. Serum was harvested from control and hCG… CONTINUE READING
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