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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Differential effects of human chorionic gonadotropin and decidualization on insulin-like growth factors-I and -II in human endometrial stromal cells.
Effect of human chorionic gonadotropin (hCG) on estrous cycle length and pregnancy rates in cattle.
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.
Background" human chorionic gonadotropin in healthy, nonpregnant women.
Human chorionic gonadotropin is a glycopeptide secreted by the placenta.
Pregnancy hypertension and pre-eclampsia are associated with placental malfunction, including altered levels of hormones such as oestrogen and human chorionic gonadotropin.
But estrogen levels were significantly lower in the letrozole group on the day of human chorionic gonadotropin administration, indicating potential for a better side-effect profile with letrozole.
Macri Technologies, which holds patents related to free beta Human Chorionic Gonadotropin (free Beta hCG), a peptide hormone recognized as a biomarker for trimester prenatal risk assessment.
To evaluate the expression of Cx26, Cx32, Cx37 and Cx43 during the periovulatory period, ovaries were collected from ewes (n = 5-7/group) injected twice daily with follicle stimulating hormone (FSH) on days 13 and 14 of the estrous cycle, and with FSH and human chorionic gonadotropin (hCG; ovulatory dose) on the morning of day 15 of the estrous cycle.

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