Human-chorionic-gonadotropin



noun, Biochemistry.
1.
(def 1).
Abbreviation: hCG.

human chorionic gonadotropin n.
Abbr. HCG
See chorionic gonadotropin.
human chorionic gonadotropin
A glycoprotein hormone that is produced by the placenta and maintains the corpus luteum during the first few weeks of pregnancy.

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