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- 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 luteumand maintains progesteroneproduction.
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- 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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