Reproductive Quiz #23, Physiology of Pregnancy  

1. A 28-year-old pregnant woman attends her first prenatal visit at 10 weeks of gestation. Which of the following hormones, produced by the placenta, is essential for maintaining the corpus luteum during the first trimester, thus ensuring the continued production of progesterone necessary for pregnancy maintenance?

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2. During a lecture on pregnancy physiology, a professor asks which of the following cardiovascular changes is most commonly observed in a normal pregnancy?

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3. A pregnant woman at 24 weeks of gestation is found to have gestational diabetes. Which of the following placental hormones is primarily responsible for reducing maternal insulin sensitivity, contributing to the development of gestational diabetes?

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4. A 32-year-old woman in her second trimester of pregnancy expresses concern about frequent urination. Which hormone is primarily responsible for the increased renal plasma flow and glomerular filtration rate observed during pregnancy, leading to increased urine production?

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5. A medical student is studying the physiological changes that occur during labor. Which of the following hormones plays a key role in the initiation of labor by promoting uterine contractions and the ripening of the cervix?

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