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Found Human chorionic gonadotropin 2 times.

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1. Human chorionic gonadotropin (HCG)
Human chorionic gonadotropin is the hormone produced early in pregnancy that keeps the corpus luteum producing progesterone ; it may be injected to stimulate ovulation and progesterone production. This hormone is also elevated in trophoblastic disease and germ cell cancers and thus serves as a useful tumor marker for these cancers. Patients with non-cancerous conditons such as inflammatory bowel disease , duodenal ulcer s, or cirrhosis or cancers of the breast, lung, pancreas, ovary, or gastrointestinal system may have elevated HCG levels.

2. Human chorionic gonadotropin (hCG)
A peptide hormone secreted by the chorion that prolongs the life of the corpus luteum and prevents the breakdown of the uterine lining.