human chorionic gonadotropin definition

  • noun:
    • A hormone from the placenta that keeps the corpus luteum during pregnancy.
    • A peptide hormone, produced during pregnancy, that prevents the break down of the corpus luteum and keeps progesterone manufacturing.
    • hormones produced early in maternity because of the placenta; recognition when you look at the urine and serum is the foundation for starters types of maternity test

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