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human chorionic gonadotrophin

Definitions of human chorionic gonadotrophin
  1. noun
    hormone produced early in pregnancy by the placenta; detection in the urine and serum is the basis for one kind of pregnancy test
    synonyms: HCG, human chorionic gonadotropin
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    type of:
    gonadotrophic hormone, gonadotrophin, gonadotropic hormone, gonadotropin
    hormone secreted by the anterior pituitary gland and placenta; stimulates the gonads and controls reproductive activity
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