Definition of human chorionic gonadotrophin in English:

human chorionic gonadotrophin

noun

Biochemistry
  • [mass noun] A hormone produced in the human placenta that maintains the corpus luteum during pregnancy.

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