chorionic gonadotrophin


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chorionic gonadotrophin

n
(Biochemistry) a hormone secreted by the chorionic villi of the placenta in mammals, esp human chorionic gonadotrophin. It promotes the secretion of progesterone by the corpus luteum and its presence in the urine is an indication of pregnancy
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Champion shot-putter Markus Koistinen has been dropped from the Finnish team after testing positive for the banned substance Chorionic Gonadotrophin.
The placenta is also a hormone factory pumping out hormones, such as human chorionic gonadotrophin (hCG), that are designed to support a healthy pregnancy.
Routine laboratory values were normal, and testing for serum human chorionic gonadotrophin was negative.
He maintains that the documents showed that the WHO itself had been "actively involved", for more than 20 years, in the development of "anti-fertility vaccines", using human chorionic gonadotrophin (HCG) tied to tetanus toxoid as a carrier.
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A reduction in circulating levels of estrogens and insulin-like growth factor 1 (IGF-1) and/or elevated levels of progesterone, androgens, human chorionic gonadotrophin, IGF-1 binding proteins 1 and 3, cortisol, and insulin have been associated with reduced risk.
His preoperative alpha fetal protein (AFP) level was normal, and his beta-human chorionic gonadotrophin (HCG) level was 203.
These are proteins engineered to bind to molecules of interest, such as human chorionic gonadotrophin (hCG), a hormone that tumour cells overproduce in testicular and ovarian cancers.
The effect of four groups of fertility drugs on overall risk of ovarian cancer after adjustment for confounding factors were evaluated: gonadotropins, clomifene citrate, human chorionic gonadotrophin, and gonadotrophin-releasing hormone.
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.
The body begins to produce human chorionic gonadotrophin (hCG) after conception.
Tumour markers (alpha fetoprotein, beta human chorionic gonadotrophin and lactate dehydrogenase) were normal.

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