Active Ingredient(s):Human Chorionic Gonadotropin, HCG FDA Approved: * October 20, 1976 Pharm Company: *ORGANON USA 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 ...
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