Definitions

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  • n. Any of a group of protein hormones secreted by gonadotrope cells of the pituitary gland of vertebrates.

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  • n. hormone secreted by the anterior pituitary gland and placenta; stimulates the gonads and controls reproductive activity

Etymologies

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From gonadotrophic.

Examples

  • Polio and tetanus vaccines were claimed to contain a protein common in pregnancy, called human chorionic gonadotrophin or hCG.

    Global Immunization: Vaccine Coverage is Variable

  • For anyone following major league baseball who might have thought Manny Ramirez's explanation of his recently disclosed use of human chorionic gonadotrophin "a medication, not a steroid, prescribed by a physician for a personal health issue" was legitimate, allow me to point out that there is no medical indication for prescribing hCG to a male that cannot be more safely and effectively treated with other agents.

    In Case You Were Wondering

  • The corpus luteum is maintained by a hormone signal (HCG-human chorionic gonadotrophin) secreted by the developing placenta.

    Miscarriage

  • In general, the gonadotrophin production is stimulated by a low concentration of sex hormones in the blood and inhibited by a high one.

    The Human Brain

  • It is called human chorionic gonadotrophin, usually abbreviated HCG.

    The Human Brain

  • The placenta produces a gonadotrophin of its own that is not quite like those of the pituitary.

    The Human Brain

  • Chicago Tribune: The long-discredited hCG diet is making a comeback thanks to hucksters & TV exposure, despite the fact that research shows the diet restriction to a near-starvation 500 calories a day, while regularly injecting human chorionic gonadotrophin has been ineffective and possibly harmful.

    NYT > Home Page

  • We are looking for an enthusiastic researcher to assist the Principle Investigator (Prof. Craig A McArdle) in his research into the trafficking and signalling of gonadotrophin-releasing hormone receptors (GnRHR).

    Naturejobs - All Jobs

  • Im not sure what the nothing-to-see-here explanation is for Bill Gates theory that new vaccines can help lower the population of the world, points out the Cryptogon blog, But I thought about the incidents from the 1990s where the World Health Organization was providing a tetanus vaccine to poor girls and women (and just poor girls and women) that contained human chorionic gonadotrophin (hCG).

    WN.com - Articles related to Gates Foundation Signals New Focus on Maternal, Child Health

  • Organization was providing a tetanus vaccine to poor girls and women (and just poor girls and women) that contained human chorionic gonadotrophin (hCG).

    WN.com - Articles related to Gates Foundation Signals New Focus on Maternal, Child Health

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