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Chorionic Gonadotropin MeSH Descriptor Data 2022


MeSH Heading
Chorionic Gonadotropin
Tree Number(s)
D06.472.699.322.326
D06.472.699.649.367
D12.644.548.726.367
D12.776.780.400
Unique ID
D006063
RDF Unique Identifier
http://id.nlm.nih.gov/mesh/D006063
Annotation
for alpha subunit, coordinate with GLYCOPROTEIN HORMONES, ALPHA SUBUNIT; CHORIONIC GONADOTROPIN, BETA SUBUNIT, HUMAN is also available
Scope Note
A gonadotropic glycoprotein hormone produced primarily by the PLACENTA. Similar to the pituitary LUTEINIZING HORMONE in structure and function, chorionic gonadotropin is involved in maintaining the CORPUS LUTEUM during pregnancy. CG consists of two noncovalently linked subunits, alpha and beta. Within a species, the alpha subunit is virtually identical to the alpha subunits of the three pituitary glycoprotein hormones (TSH, LH, and FSH), but the beta subunit is unique and confers its biological specificity (CHORIONIC GONADOTROPIN, BETA SUBUNIT, HUMAN).
Entry Term(s)
Biogonadil
Choriogonadotropin
Choriogonin
Chorionic Gonadotropin, Human
Chorulon
Gonabion
HCG (Human Chorionic Gonadotropin)
Human Chorionic Gonadotropin
Pregnyl
Pharm Action
Reproductive Control Agents
Registry Number
0
NLM Classification #
WK 920
See Also
Receptors, Gonadotropin
Public MeSH Note
2003; see GONADOTROPINS, CHORIONIC 1964-2002
History Note
2003(1964)
Date Established
2003/01/01
Date of Entry
1999/01/01
Revision Date
2021/03/04
Chorionic Gonadotropin Preferred
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