Hormonal functions of placenta


Hormonal functions of placenta


→ Important hormones synthesized by placenta are:

  • Progesterone
  • Estrogen
  • Human placental lactogen (HPL)
  • Human chorionic gonadotropin (hCG)

→Others are:

  • Human chorionic thyrotropin
  • Pregnancy specific β, glycoprotein
  • Pregnancy associated plasma protein A (PAPP-A)

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