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.
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hu′man chorion′ic gonadotro′pin

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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Point-of-care and over-the-counter qualitative human chorionic gonadotropin (hCG) devices remain susceptible to false-negative results caused by excess hCG [beta] core fragment.
Human chorionic gonadotropin treatment of non-organic erectile failure and lack of sexual desire: a double-blind study.
Serial beta-subunit human chorionic gonadotropin doubling time as a prognosticator of pregnancy outcome in an infertile population.
Moreover, other levels were significantly elevated: human chorionic gonadotropin beta (hCG[beta]): 5,344 U/L (normal: <3); testosterone: 11.8 [mu]g/L (normal: 2.8 to 8.0); and free testo sterone: 44.2 ng/L (normal: 18 to 41); these values suggested a diagnosis of a malignant extragonadal germ-cell tumor.
The result is a collection of questions that range from addressing essential and practical issues in maternity care to items that are best characterized as esoteric ("At what rate is aldosterone secreted in the third trimester?") and trivia ("All eight of the genes for the beta-subunit of human chorionic gonadotropin are located on which of the following chromosomes?")
The beta sub-unit of the altered hormone carries a piece of the beta subunit from a related placental hormone, human chorionic gonadotropin. HCG maintains pregnancy, and its beta sub-unit allows it to stay in the bloodstream longer than FSH.
Qualitative point-of-care (POC) [2] human chorionic gonadotropin (hCG) testing is routinely performed on urine samples obtained in the Emergency Department (ED) or before surgery to rule out pregnancy and prevent fetal injury or death.
Adnexal sonographic findings in ectopic pregnancy and their correlation with tubal rupture and human chorionic gonadotropin levels.
Diagnostic testing company Quidel Corporation (NASDAQ:QDEL) revealed on Monday the receipt of 510(k) clearance from the US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) for its Sofia hCG fluorescent immunoassay (FIA) for use on the Sofia Analyzer for the rapid, objective detection of elevated levels of human chorionic gonadotropin (hCG), an early indicator of pregnancy.
Of course human chorionic gonadotropin (hCG) is miraculous!
ORLANDO - Women who received a single intrauterine injection of human chorionic gonadotropin before in vitro fertilization had significantly higher embryo implantation and pregnancy rates than did women who did not receive an injection, according to a prospective, randomized study.
As hypothesized prior to the initiation of this study, treatment with human chorionic gonadotropin (hCG) and then erythropoietin (EPO) administered 24 hours after moderate to severe TBI was observed to significantly decrease brain matter loss and improve functional recovery of symptoms.

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