chorionic gonadotrophin

chorionic gonadotropin
C c


    • US Pronunciation
    • US IPA
    • /ˌkȯr-ē-ˈä-nik goʊˌnæd əˈtroʊ pɪn, ˌgɒn ə doʊ-/
    • US Pronunciation
    • US IPA
    • /ˌkȯr-ē-ˈä-nik goʊˌnæd əˈtroʊ pɪn, ˌgɒn ə doʊ-/

Definitions of chorionic gonadotrophin words

  • noun chorionic gonadotrophin a hormone secreted by the chorionic villi of the placenta in mammals, esp human chorionic gonadotrophin. It promotes the secretion of progesterone by the corpus luteum and its presence in the urine is an indication of pregnancy 3
  • noun chorionic gonadotrophin Also called human chorionic gonadotropin. Biochemistry. a hormone, produced in the incipient placenta of pregnant women, that stimulates the production of estrogen and progesterone: its presence in blood or urine is an indication of pregnancy. 1
  • noun chorionic gonadotrophin Pharmacology. a commercial form of this substance, obtained from the urine of pregnant mares, used in medicine in the treatment of testicular disorders and functional uterine bleeding, and in veterinary medicine in the treatment of cystic ovaries, especially in cows and mares. 1

Information block about the term

Parts of speech for Chorionic gonadotrophin


chorionic gonadotrophin popularity

This term is known only to a narrow circle of people with rare knowledge. Only 1% of English native speakers know the meaning of this word.
According to our data most of word are more popular. This word is almost not used. It has a much more popular synonym.

chorionic gonadotrophin usage trend in Literature

This diagram is provided by Google Ngram Viewer

See also

Matching words

Was this page helpful?
Yes No
Thank you for your feedback! Tell your friends about this page
Tell us why?