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NCI Drug Dictionary

  

recombinant human chorionic gonadotropin 
A recombinant therapeutic agent which is chemically identical to or similar to the endogenous glycoprotein hormone human chorionic gonadotropin (HCG). HCG binds to cells of the corpus luteum, thereby stimulating progesterone production and helping to maintain a secretory endometrium. Check for active clinical trials or closed clinical trials using this agent. (NCI Thesaurus)
Synonym:human chorionic gonadotropin
US brand names:Follutein
Novarel
Pregnyl
Profasi
Abbreviation:rhCG
Code name:LDI-200