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A 36-year-old woman, gravida 3, para 2, at 8 weeks’ gestation, presents to your clinic reporting painless vaginal bleeding. Her vital signs are as follows: T  99.9, BP  162/94, P  100, and R  18. Her uterus is consistent with a 14-week pregnancy. Her serum hCG level is 320,000 IU/L. Which of the following endocrine glands is most likely to be affected by hCG?

A Adrenal cortex
B Hypothalamus
C Ovary
D Parathyroid
E Thyroid
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E Thyroid
I think they have similar subunits.
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C. Ovary to maintain production of progesterone??
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A 36-year-old woman, gravida 3, para 2, at 8 weeks’ gestation, presents to your clinic reporting painless vaginal bleeding. Her vital signs are as follows: T 99.9, BP 162/94, P 100, and R 18. Her uterus is consistent with a 14-week pregnancy. Her serum hCG level is 320,000 IU/L. Which of the following endocrine glands is most likely to be affected by hCG?

A Adrenal cortex
B Hypothalamus
C Ovary
D Parathyroid
E Thyroid
Thyroid gland and hormone

The alpha subunit of hCG is similar or equal to TSH
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