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The outer membrane enclosing the embryo in reptiles, birds, and mammals. In placental mammals it contributes to the development of the placenta.

[Greek khorion; see gherə- in Indo-European roots.]

cho′ri·on′ic (-ŏn′ĭk) adj.
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Adj.1.chorionic - of or relating to a chorion; "a chorionic villus is a minute vascular projection on the fetal chorion"
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In addition, the instrument must have the capacity to analyze the luteinizing hormone (LH) in serum and urine, follicle stimulating hormone (FSH) in serum prolactin (PRL) in serum and chorionic gonadotrophin (hCG) in serum and urine.
Popular clinic drugs utilized in the treatment of ovulation inhibition include clomifene citrate, and gonadotropin (mainly classified into follicle stimulating hormone, menotropins and chorionic gonadotrophin).
Qualitative urine visual pregnancy tests are increasingly being replaced by analyzer-read chromatographic immunoassay (CIA) tests that determine human chorionic gonadotropin (hCG) in specimens.
Human chorionic gonadotropin (hCG) [4] is a glycoprotein hormone consisting of [alpha]- and [beta]-subunits with a mean molecular weight of 37.
no real proof has been given that a functional regeneration within the sectioned [cut across] did occur at all and that human chorionic gonadotrophin positively influenced the functional recovery.
The 25-year-old footballer was to miss a second game Sunday after being suspended for testing positive for human chorionic gonadotropin (hCG).
For invasive testing, one chorionic villus sampling covers both monochorionic twins (because there's only one placenta to sample), but amniocentesis typically is performed on each amniotic sac.
The only definitive test involves chorionic villus sampling and amniocentesis but that carries a risk of miscarriage.
The knowledge that, as pregnancy advances, terminal villi and syncytial knots become numerous, villous cytotrophoblasts and Hofbauer cells become less visible, the number of vascular profiles decrease, and the extracellular matrix of chorionic villi becomes denser, is of little help in individual cases, and the pathologist's experience is what matters.
Home pregnancy tests are designed to detect the hormone human chorionic gonadotropin, or hCG, which is produced by the developing placenta that will help nourish a fetus after conception.
Subclinical embryonal loss was identified by repeated measurement of urinary human chorionic gonaclatropin (hCG) and reports of clinical spontaneous abortions obtained by telephone interview with the mother.