human chorionic gonadotropin love

human chorionic gonadotropin

Definitions

from The American HeritageĀ® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

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

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • n. 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.

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

Etymologies

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Examples

  • Dr. Kerr gives me a bottle of human chorionic gonadotropin HCG to help me gently transition off my cycle.

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