HCG is secreted by which part of the human body?

  1. Placenta
  2. Ovary
  3. Thymus
  4. Thyroid

Answer :

Placenta


HCG stands for Human chorionic gonadotropin. HCG is a maternal hormone secreted during the pregnancy. This HCG hormone is produced by trophoblast cells that are surrounding a growing embryo, which eventually forms the placenta after implantation of the embryo.

Some pregnancy tests in human takes the presence of HCG hormone in the body into account, presence of which confirms pregnancy in females.

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