chorionic gonadotropin

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chorion′ic gonadotro′pin

gonadotropin produced and secreted by the chorion. Compare human chorionic gonadotropin.
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Human chorionic gonadotropin stimulation test in prepubertal children with micropenis can accurately predict Leydig Cell function in pubertal or post pubertal adolescents.Horm Res Paediat 2015; 84:305-10.
Human chorionic gonadotropin or HCG is a naturally occurring hormone that the body creates to protect and nourish the fetus, by taking the stored fat reserves and transforming them into nutrition for the placenta.
With the addition of Ganirelix, Ferring continues to offer the most complete reproductive medicine portfolio available, which includes Menopur (menotropins for injection), NOVAREL (chorionic gonadotropin for injection, USP) and Endometrin (progesterone) Vaginal Insert.
Human chorionic gonadotropin has been known for decades as pregnancy related hormone that can help clinicians in early detection of pregnancy, it acts as a tumor marker in gestational trophoblastic tumors as well.
She was found to have endometrial thickening and an elevated B human chorionic gonadotropin level.
"It has long been assumed that the pregnancy hormones, human chorionic gonadotropin or estrogen, were the likely culprits of extreme nausea and vomiting, but our study found no evidence to support this," Fejzo, the author of the study said.
Circulating tumor markers (TMs) have a crucial role in decision-making for a limited number of malignancies, including testicular cancer in which human chorionic gonadotropin (hCG), a-fetoprotein, and lactate dehydrogenase have an established clinical application (4).
The tissue was positive for an intrasellar pituitary germinoma, confirmed by positive human chorionic gonadotropin (hCG) staining, C-kit, and placental alkaline phosphatase (PLAP) (Figure 2).
Equine chorionic gonadotropin (eCG) is a gonadotropic hormone produced in the chorion of pregnant mares, previously known as pregnant mare's serum gonadotropin, which was found in 40 to 130 days pregnant mare serum, first reported by Cole et al [1].
However, beta human chorionic gonadotropin ([beta]-hCG) was found to be the most predictive marker (9-13).
It remains unclear whether the introduction of human chorionic gonadotropin (r-hCG) as a method of triggering ovulation for IUI timing results in a higher clinical pregnancy rate when compared to IUI timed according to spontaneous LH surge.
Progesterone, estradiol, human chorionic gonadotropin (hCG), or gonadotropin releasing hormone agonists (GnRHa) have been evaluated in a variety of clinical studies as a means of luteal phase support to increase implantation and pregnancy rates in IVF (2-5).

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