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Definition of the noun gonadotropin

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noun - plural: gonadotropins

  1. hormone secreted by the anterior pituitary gland and placenta; stimulates the gonads and controls reproductive activity

Alternative definition of the noun gonadotropin


  1. any of a group of protein hormones secreted by gonadotrope cells of the pituitary gland of vertebrates


Gonadotropin: Heterodimeric glycoprotein Gonadotropin consists of alpha/beta protein subunits. The alpha subunit is present in other heterodimeric glycoprotein hormones. The beta subunit confers biological specificity and stimulates ovarian synthesis of steroids to maintain pregnancy.

Phrases with Gonadotropin

  1. Chorionic Gonadotropin
  2. human chorionic gonadotropin

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Google previewEndocrinology and Reproductive Biology

Chorionic gonadotropin. Human chorionic gonadotropin is a gonad stimulating polypeptide hormone obtained from the urine of pregnant women. It is a white, amorphous powder, freely soluble in ...

Google previewPhysical Education Health and Music Iii (worktext)1st Ed. 1993

fatigue and frequency of urination Achorionic gonadotropin is a simple pregnancy test which can be given two weeks after menstrual period is missed. This kind of test is about 97 percent ...

Google previewComplete Phlebotomy Exam Review (2015)

by Pamela Primrose

Human chorionic gonadotropin is a hormone 2. Produced by placenta after implantation of fertilized egg B. Urine or serum test kits available IV. Rapid Group A streptococcus A. Streptococcus pyogenes B. Throat culture 1. Usually a double ...

Google previewCancer and Pregnancy (2012)

by Eytan R. Barnea, Eric Jauniaux, Peter E. Schwartz

Gonadotropin (hCG) Human chorionic gonadotropin is a glycoprotein. 93 Pregnancy Derived Tumor Marker T Mama and T Otani.

Google previewHow to Conceive Naturally (2015)

And Have a Healthy Pregnancy after 30 by Christa Orecchio, Willow Buckley

The placenta is known to contain the following beneficial hormones, proteins, chemicals, and iron: • Gonadotropin is the precursor to estrogen, progesterone, and testosterone. • Prolactin promotes lactation. • Oxytocin provides pain relief and ...

Google previewLaboratory Tests and Diagnostic Procedures (2012)

by Cynthia C. Chernecky, Barbara J. Berger

Human chorionic gonadotropin is a glycoprotein hormone with ...

Google previewLivestock Health Encyclopedia (2013)

by Rudolph Seiden, Richard R. Dykstra, W. James Gough

PITUITARY GONADOTROPIN is a HORMONE obtained from the anterior pituitary gland. It is used by veterinarians in NYMPHOMANIA due to cystic ovaries and in ANESTRUs of cows and mares. ->PITUITARY BODY. PLACENTA (pla-sen-tah) ...

Google previewAbortion (2009)

Medical Progress and Social Implications by CIBA Foundation Symposium

Hearn: Chorionic gonadotropin is a good indicator of pregnancy but it is also produced by moles, choriocarcinomas and a number of other tumours. It is not secreted just by the embryo but by the embryonic membranes and it can be secreted ...

Google previewPrinciples of Perinatal-Neonatal Metabolism (2012)

by Richard M. Cowett

Human Chorionic Gonadotropin Human chorionic gonadotropin is a glycoprotein of molecular weight 39,000 daltons (d), composed of noncovalently linked dissimilar o and 3 subunits.” The gene coding hCG is located on chromosome 6.

Google previewEssentials of Strength Training and Conditioning - Edition (2016)

Medicine, Medicine by CTI Reviews

In molecular biology, human chorionic gonadotropin is a hormone produced by the ...

Google previewThe Art & Science of Assisted Reproductive Techniques (ART) (2017)

by Gautam N Allahbadia, Monika Malhotra Chawla, Rita Basuray Das, Esther Velilla Garcia, Goral Gandhi, Rubina Merchant

Human chorionic gonadotropin is the other medication used for the luteal phase support in IVF treatment cycles. Luteal support by hCG administration overcomes luteal phase inadequacy after GnRH agonist-induced ovulation in ...

Google previewPediatric Urology (2009)

by John G. Gearhart, Richard C. Rink, Pierre D. E. Mouriquand

The β subunit of human chorionic gonadotropin is an important marker in adult testis tumors, but this is rarely elevated in ...

Google previewCurrent Therapy in Equine Reproduction (2006)

by Jonathan Pycock, Juan C. Samper, Angus O. McKinnon

Human chorionic gonadotropin is a protein consisting of two peptide chains that, although chemically different from pituitary luteinizing hormone (LH), has primarily luteinizing-like activity. hCG is produced by cytotrophoblasts of the chorionic ...

Google previewEncyclopedia of Cancer (2011)

by Manfred Schwab

expressing > gonadotropin-releasing hormone (GnRH) receptors and responding to gonadotropin-releasing hormone (GnRH) with > gonadotropin synthesis and release.

Google previewMale Infertility from A to Z: A Concise Encyclopedia (1996)

by J.A. Carver-Wa, J.M.G. Hollanders

Related subjects: acquired immunodeficiency syndrome HUMAN MENOPAUSAL GONADOTROPIN (hMG) ...

Google previewConcise Dictionary of Modern Medicine (2010)

by Joseph Segen

gonadotropin. deficiency. Hypogonadotropic hypogonadism Endocrinology An Xlinked recessive condition characterized by cryptorchidism, gonadotropin deficiency, glycerol kinase deficiency ...

Google previewConcise Dictionary of Biomedicine and Molecular Biology (2001)

by Pei-Show Juo

BHCG Abbreviation for beta human chorionic gonadotropin. βHCG Abbreviation for beta human chorionic gonadotropin. BHCGH Abbreviation for beta human chorionic gonadotropin hormone. βHCGH Abbreviation for beta human chorionic ...

Google previewDorland's Dictionary of Medical Acronyms and Abbreviations (2015)

by Dorland

gnotobiote; graduate nurse; gram negative; guanine nucleotide G/N glucose/nitrogen ratio Gn gnathion; gonadotropin GNA general nursing assistance GNAT guanine nucleotide binding protein, ...

Google previewBantam Medical Dictionary, Fifth Edition (2009)

by Laurence Urdang

GnRH see gonadotropin-releasing hormone. GnRll analogues see gonadotropin -releasing hormone. LHRH analogue. goblet cell a column-shaped secretory cell found in the *epithelium of the respiratory and intestinal tracts. Goblet cells ...

Google previewMosby's Medical Dictionary (2016)

by Mosby

chorea minor chorionic gonadotropin (CG) chorea minor, (Obsolete) now called Sydenham's chorea. choreic. See chorea. choreic ataxia /kôrē′′ik/ [Gk, choreia , dance, ataxia, without order], a form of ataxia in which patients lack muscular ...

Google previewEncyclopedia of Molecular Pharmacology

by Stefan Offermanns

This action forms the basis for the clinical use of long- acting GnRH analogs that suppress gonadotropin secretion. These compounds transiently increase LH and FSH secretion, but eventually desensitize gonadotrophs to GnRH, and thereby ...

Google previewMosby's Dictionary of Medicine, Nursing & Health Professions (2016)

by Mosby

chorea minor chorionic gonadotropin (CG) chorea minor, (Obsolete) now called Sydenham's chorea. choreic. See chorea. choreic ataxia /kôrē′′ik/ [Gk, choreia , dance, ataxia, without order], a form of ataxia in which patients lack muscular ...

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