human chorionic gonadotropin

human chorionic gonadotropin

noun Biochemistry.
chorionic gonadotropin ( def 1 ). Abbreviation: hCG
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human chorionic gonadotropin n.
Abbr. HCG
See chorionic gonadotropin.

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human chorionic gonadotropin  
A glycoprotein hormone that is produced by the placenta and maintains the corpus luteum during the first few weeks of pregnancy.
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