human chorionic gonadotropin

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human chorionic gonadotropin

(HCG): see gonadotropic hormonegonadotropic hormone
or gonadotropin,
any one of three glycoprotein (see protein) hormones released by either the anterior pituitary gland or the placenta (the organ in which maternal and fetal blood exchange nutrients and waste products) that have various effects upon
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human chorionic gonadotropin

[′hyü·mən kȯr·ē′än·ik gō‚nad·ə′trō·pən]
(biochemistry)
A gonadotropic and luteotropic hormone secreted by the chorionic vesicle. Abbreviated HCG. Also known as chorionic gonadotropin.
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Testicular cancer secretes intact human choriogonadotropin (hCG) and its free [beta]-subunit: evidence that hCG (+ hCG- [beta]) assays are the most reliable in diagnosis and follow-up.
Simple enzyme immunoassay for the simultaneous measurement of whole choriogonadotropin molecules and free beta-subunits in sera of women with abnormal pregnancies or tumors of the reproductive system.
Evaluation of an assay of the free [beta]-subunit of choriogonadotropin and its potential value in screening for Down's syndrome.
Four rapid serum-urine combination assays of choriogonadotropin (hCG) compared and assessed for their utility in quantitative determinations of hCG.
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