human chorionic gonadotropin

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human chorionic gonadotropin

n. Abbr. HCG
A hormone produced by the placenta that maintains the corpus luteum during pregnancy.

hu′man chorion′ic gonadotro′pin


n.
1. a gonadotropic hormone that stimulates the production of estrogen and progesterone: its presence in blood or urine is an indication of pregnancy.
2. a commercial form of this substance, used in the treatment of testicular or ovarian disorders.
Abbr.: hCG
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Noun1.human chorionic gonadotropin - hormone produced early in pregnancy by the placenta; detection in the urine and serum is the basis for one kind of pregnancy test
gonadotrophic hormone, gonadotrophin, gonadotropic hormone, gonadotropin - hormone secreted by the anterior pituitary gland and placenta; stimulates the gonads and controls reproductive activity
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The subject of this contract is to supply diagnostic assemblies for the spectrum of analytes (free beta hcg, Papp-a, Antigen scc, Chromogranin), Including the supply of the necessary consumables and calibrators.
Low initial serum beta hCG levels, small ectopic pregnancy size and absent fetal cardiac activity were used as classic predictors of patient selection for non-surgical therapy.
The patient was referred to the obstetrics and gynecology department for further management, where dilatation and curettage (D&C) was performed along with serial beta HCG levels, which were markedly raised.
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NTD's first trimester non-invasive prenatal screening test for Down Syndrome is the only high sensitivity screen that uses the free Beta hCG biomarker, along with PAPP-A and Nuchal Translucency measurement, in assessing risk for Down syndrome.
Also, NTD's first trimester non-invasive prenatal screening test for Down Syndrome is the only high sensitivity screen that uses the free Beta hCG biomarker, along with PAPP-A and Nuchal Translucency measurement, in assessing risk for Down syndrome.
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These tests include T3, T4,TSH, TFT, FSH, LH, PROLACTIN, PROGESTERON, PSA, CEA, CA125, BETA HCG, ALFAFETO, PROTEIN, FERRITIN, VIT B12, FOLIC ACID.
Pregnancy tests usually detect beta human chorionic gonadotrophin or beta hCG, a hormone normally present to pregnant women due to the placenta that produces the same and circulates it through the blood, and eventually discharged through urine.
Beta hCG is a hormone that is continuously released during gestation and is a continuous measurement between 0 and 300,000 mIU/ml (McPherson & Pincus, 2006), indicating the potentiality of pregnancy as shown in Table 1.
First trimester Down syndrome screening with dried blood spots using a dual analyte free beta hCG and PAPP-A immunofluorometric assay.