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[mass noun] A hormone produced in the human placenta that maintains the corpus luteum during pregnancy.
- ‘Rapid access to ultrasound and human chorionic gonadotrophin assays should remain part of the diagnostic management of bleeding in early pregnancy.’
- ‘The first group (districts A and B) offered serum screening to all women with free human chorionic gonadotrophin and fetoprotein.’
- ‘If patients are followed up by measuring concentrations of human chorionic gonadotrophin, there are four possibilities.’
- ‘Routine laboratory values were normal, and testing for serum human chorionic gonadotrophin was negative.’
- ‘Many of these patients showed falling serum human chorionic gonadotrophin concentrations, which meant that no intervention was necessary.’
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