chorionic gonadotrophin


chorionic gonadotrophin
A glycoprotein hormone synthesized in the placenta that controls the size of the gonads and the synthesis of sex hormones.

Dictionary of molecular biology. 2004.

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  • chorionic gonadotrophin — noun A hormone produced in mammals when an embryo begins to form in the uterus, its presence in the urine being an indication of pregnancy • • • Main Entry: ↑chorion …   Useful english dictionary

  • human chorionic gonadotrophin — noun hormone produced early in pregnancy by the placenta; detection in the urine and serum is the basis for one kind of pregnancy test • Syn: ↑human chorionic gonadotropin, ↑HCG • Hypernyms: ↑gonadotropin, ↑gonadotrophin, ↑gonadotropic hormone,… …   Useful english dictionary

  • human chorionic gonadotrophin — (HCG) a hormone, similar to the pituitary gonadotrophin that is produced by the placenta during pregnancy. Large amounts are excreted in the urine, and this is used as the basis for most pregnancy test. The level of HCG in the serum is one of the …   Medical dictionary

  • Гонадотропин Человеческий Хорионическии (Human Chorionic Gonadotrophin, Hcg) — секретируемый плацентой во время беременности гормон, сходный с гонадотропинами, которые вырабатывает гипофиз. В больших количествах этот гормон выделяется с мочой, что используется в качестве определяющего беременность фактора в большинстве… …   Медицинские термины

  • human chorionic gonadotrophin — hCG a hormone, similar to the pituitary gonadotrophins, that is produced by the placenta during pregnancy. hCG maintains the secretion of progesterone by the corpus luteum of the ovary, the secretion of pituitary gonadotrophins being blocked… …   The new mediacal dictionary

  • Chorionic gonadotropin beta — Chorionic gonadotropin, beta polypeptide PDB rendering based on 1hcn …   Wikipedia

  • gonadotrophin — n. = GONADOTROPHIC HORMONE. * * * noun hormone secreted by the anterior pituitary gland and placenta; stimulates the gonads and controls reproductive activity • Syn: ↑gonadotropin, ↑gonadotropic hormone, ↑gonadotrophic hormone • Derivationally… …   Useful english dictionary

  • gonadotrophin — SYN: gonadotropin. [for g., fr. gonad + G. trophe, nourishment] * * * (gonadotrophic hormone) n. any of several hormones synthesized and released by the pituitary gland that act on the testes or ovaries (gonads) to promote production of sex… …   Medical dictionary

  • gonadotrophin — gonadotrophic hormone; n. any of several hormones synthesized and released by the pituitary gland that act on the testes or ovaries (gonads) to promote production of sex hormones and either sperm or ova. Their production is controlled by… …   The new mediacal dictionary

  • chorionic gonadotropin — 1. Also called human chorionic gonadotropin. Biochem. a hormone, produced in the incipient placenta of pregnant women, that stimulates the production of estrogen and progesterone: its presence in blood or urine is an indication of pregnancy. 2.… …   Universalium


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