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Human Chorionic Gonadotrophin

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  1. hormone produced early in pregnancy by the placenta; detection in the urine and serum is the basis for one kind of pregnancy test

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Google previewBlack’s Medical Dictionary (2017)

by Harvey Marcovitch

Human Chorionic Gonadotrophin A glycoprotein hormone secreted by the PLACENTA in early pregnancy, and stimulating the CORPUS LUTEUM within the ovary (see OVARIES) to secrete OESTROGENS, PROGESTERONE, and relaxin.

Google previewDictionary of Nursing (2010)

Over 11,000 Terms Clearly Defined by Director Edmond J Safra Center for Ethics and Roy L Furman Professorship of Law Lawrence Lessig

fın/ noun➧human chorionic gonadotrophin chorionic villi ...


by Mr. M.P. Kabra

Human Chorionic Gonadotrophin: A glycoprotein hormone secreted by the placenta in early pregnancy, and stimulating the corpus luteum within the ovary to secrete oestrogens, progesterone, and relaxin. The hormone is essential for the ...

Google previewChurchill Livingstone Pocket Radiography and Medical Imaging Dictionary (2007)

by Chris Gunn

See also human chorionic gonadotrophin. chorionicvilli vascular projections fromthe chorion from which thefetalpartof the placenta is formed. Through which substancessuch as nutrients and waste diffuse between maternalandfetal blood and ...

Google previewConcise Dictionary of Modern Medicine (2010)

by Joseph Segen

Human chorionic gonadotrophin A hormone secreted by the anterior pituitary gland, which supports pregnancy Components alphahGH 14.5 kD; betahGH 22.2 kD. See FSH, Gonadotropin, LH Chorionic gonadotropin levels–post conception ...

Google previewAcronyms & Abbreviation Dictionary: Social Media, Accounting, Government, Business, Science, Organizations, Medical, Religion (2017)

by Julien Coallier

HCFA Health Care Financing Administration HCG Human chorionic gonadotrophin HCG – human chorionic gonadotropin HCIS Health Care Interpreter Service (mental health) HCS Human chorionic ...

Google previewConcise Medical Dictionary (2015)

by Elizabeth Martin

H2receptor antagonist HRT HSE 5HT 5HT1 agonist HTLV HU HudsonStähli line Hughes syndrome human chorionic gonadotrophin human chorionic somatomammotrophin Human Fertilisation and Embryology Acts Human Genome Project ...

Google previewEncyclopedia of Stem Cell Research (2008)

by Clive N. Svendsen, Allison D. Ebert

Once follicle size and estradiol levels have reached the desirable size and levels, respectively, human chorionic gonadotrophin is given for ...

Google previewBailliere's Midwives' Dictionary E-Book (2012)

by Denise Tiran

gastrointestinal tract general practitioner glucose-6-phosphate dehydrogenase glucose tolerance test H hydrogen highly active antiretroviral therapy hospital- acquired infection haemoglobin human chorionic gonadotrophin hydrochloric acid ...

Google previewOxford Dictionary of Sports Science and Medicine (2006)

by Michael Kent

human chorionic gonadotrophin (chorionic gonadotrophin; hCG ) A hormone produced by the placenta during pregnancy, which stimulates the ...

Google previewConcise Colour Medical Dictionary (2015)

by Elizabeth Martin

human chorionic gonadotrophin ( hCG) a hormone, similar to the pituitary *gonadotrophins, that is produced by the placenta during pregnancy. hCG maintains the secretion of *progesterone by the ...

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