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human chorionic gonadotropin


from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition.

  • noun A hormone produced by the placenta that maintains the corpus luteum during pregnancy.

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  • noun A peptide hormone, produced during pregnancy, that prevents the breakdown of the corpus luteum and maintains progesterone production.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • noun hormone produced early in pregnancy by the placenta; detection in the urine and serum is the basis for one kind of pregnancy test


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