Human chorionic gonadotropin beta. Definition

Medical Definition: Human chorionic gonadotropin beta

A hormone normally found in blood and urine during pregnancy. It could also be produced by some tumor cells. A high concentration of beta-human chorionic gonadotropin may be a sign of testicular cancer, uterus, ovary, liver, stomach, pancreas or lung. Beta-human chorionic gonadotropin may also be produced in response to certain noncancerous conditions. Beta-human chorionic gonadotropin is studied in the treatment of Kaposi's sarcoma. Also called ß-hCG.

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