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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If, for example, the Roche Elecsys test, which gives exaggerated hyperglycosylated hCG results, were used with the Organon Pregnyl hCG (7% hyperglycosylated hCG), the calibration would be notably different from the calibration with the Sigma C6322 (CHO cell recombinant hCG).
1 Serono Profasi 98 6 ND (d) Scripps C0714 98 ND 14 Scripps C0713 79 ND 15 Ferring Choragon 68 4 12 Organon Pregnyl 38 7 10 Sigma C5297 34 ND 14 Contaminant, (b) % Calibration with Preparation (a) hCGb hCGa hCGbcf 3rd IS, (c) IU/mg Sigma C6322 <0.
Pregnyl contains equal amounts of hCG and hCG[beta]cf, and the first hCG[beta]cf peak is explained by rapid excretion of hCG[beta]cf into urine [46].