OvidrelActive Ingredient(s): Human Chorionic Gonadotropin, HCG
FDA Approved: * September 20, 2000
Pharm Company: * SERONO INC
Category: Women's Health / Fertility
Human chorionic gonadotropin (hCG) is a hormone for the maternal recognition of pregnancy produced by trophoblast cells that are surrounding a growing embryo (syncytiotrophoblast initially), which eventually forms the placenta after implantation. The presence of hCG is detected in some pregnancy tests (HCG pregnancy strip tests). Some cancerous tumors produce this hormone; therefore, elevated levels measured when the patient is not pregnant may lead to a ... [wikipedia]* May have multiple approval dates, manufacturers, or labelers.