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  Steroid . com - Steroid profile on HCG and other anabolic steroids
HCG, is not an anabolic/an-drogenic steroid but a natural protein hormone which develops in the placenta of a pregnant woman.
Although HCG causes a quick and significant increase of the endogenic plasma- testosterone level, unfortunately it is not a perfect remedy to prevent the loss of strength and mass at the end of a steroid treatment.
HCG package insert states clearly that HCG "has no known effect of fat mobilization, appetite or sense of hunger, or body fat distribution." It further states, "HCG has not been demonstrated to be effective adjunctive therapy in the treatment of obesity, it does not increase fat losses beyond that resulting from caloric restriction.
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HCG, is not an anabolic/androgenic steroid but a natural protein hormone which develops in the placenta of a pregnant woman.
HCG is manufac-tured from the urine of pregnant women since it is excreted in un-changed form from the blood via the woman's urine, passing through the kidneys.
Most athletes, however, use HCG at the end of a treatment in order to avoid a "crash," that is, to achieve the best possible transition into "natural training." A precondition, however, is that the steroid intake or dosage be reduced slowly and evenly before taking HCG.
www.geocities.com /hardcorebodybuildingontheweb/profiles/hcg.htm   (1065 words)

 Fertility-Facts.com ~ Human Chorionic Gonadotropin (hCG)
The purpose of hCG is to keep estrogen and progesterone at their appropriate levels until the placenta has developed enough to take over this function.
HCG monitoring is more useful before the fetal heartbeat is seen (before 6-7 weeks after LMP), usually to rule out an ectopic pregnancy or an early miscarriage.
HCG is first found in the blood as early as 7-8 days after ovulation and within the first 2-4 weeks after fertilization, hCG levels usually double every 48-72 hours.
fertility-facts.com /Pregnancy/hcg.htm   (578 words)

 Human Chorionic Gonadotropin (hCG)
The human chorionic gonadotropin (hCG) test is done to measure the amount of the hormone hCG in blood or urine to determine whether a woman is pregnant.
HCG is produced by the placenta during pregnancy.
Therefore, hCG levels are usually tested in a woman who may have cancer of the ovaries or abnormal tissue growing in her uterus (molar pregnancy) instead of a normal fetus.
www.webmd.com /hw/being_pregnant/hw42062.asp   (1891 words)

HCG is first detectable in the blood as early as 7-8 days after ovulation,shortly after the blastocyst implants in the endometrium by sensitive HCG assays.
HCG is a glycoprotein having a molecular weight of about 39,000 and has pretty similar molecular structure and function as LH secrted by the pituitary.
Under the influemnce of HCG the corpus luteum grows to about twice the size of its intial size by four weeks after the pregnanacy begins and its continued secretion of estrogen and and progesterone maintains the decidual nature of the endometrium which is necessary for the early development of fetus.
www.pathcases.com /hcg.htm   (1416 words)

 Guidance for Over-the-Counter (OTC) Human Chorionic Gonadotropin (hCG) 510(k)s
HCG, which is thought to be produced by trophoblastic tissue, appears around the 8-9th day after ovulation where fertilization has occurred, or around the 4th day after conception.
HCG is a glycoprotein composed of an alpha subunit and a beta subunit.
HCG is closely related to two other gonadotropins, luteinizing hormone (LH) and follicle stimulating hormone (FSH), as well as thyroid stimulating hormone (TSH), all three of which are glycoprotein hormones.
www.fda.gov /cdrh/ode/guidance/1172.html   (2535 words)

 hcg level not doubling   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-13)
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 LiveSure hCG Urine Rapid Test
The LiveSureTM hCG Rapid Test is intended for detecting the presence of hCG in urine specimens in a qualitative format sensitive to 20 mIU/ml.
The LiveSureTM hCG Rapid Test is a chromatographic immunoassay (CIA) for the rapid qualitative determination of hCG in specimens.
This complex binds to the hCG antibody as a captured reagent on the test region and produces a colored band when hCG concentration is equal to or greater than 20 mIU/ml.
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 Pregnancy Information: HCG Levels during Pregnancy
HCG is the hormone that is produced by the placenta during pregnancy.
There are some average HCG levels that you can use as a guide during pregnancy, but the overall goal is a steady increase during pregnancy.
If the HCG levels are declining or are not what they are supposed to be, generally the doctor will look at the progesterone level.
www.geocities.com /Wellesley/1483/hcg.html   (328 words)

 Human chorionic gonadotropin - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Human chorionic gonadotropin (hCG) is a peptide hormone produced in pregnancy, that is made by the embryo soon after conception and later by the syncytiotrophoblast (part of the placenta).
hCG is an oligosaccharide glycoprotein composed of 244 amino acids with a molecular mass of 36.7 kDa.
The ability to quantitate the βhCG level is useful in the evaluation of ectopic pregnancy and in monitoring germ cell and trophoblastic tumors.
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/Human_chorionic_gonadotropin   (1372 words)

 hCG: The Test
A qualitative urine or blood hCG test is ordered as early as 10 days after a missed menstrual period if a woman wishes to confirm whether or not she is pregnant (some methods can detect hCG even earlier, at one week after conception).
In certain patients, several quantitative blood hCG tests over several days may be ordered to rule out an ectopic pregnancy or to monitor a woman after a miscarriage.
During therapy, a falling hCG level generally indicates that the cancer is responding to treatment, while rising levels may indicate that the cancer is not responding to therapy.
www.labtestsonline.org /understanding/analytes/hcg/test.html   (605 words)

 hCG definition - Medical Dictionary definitions of popular medical terms
The presence of hCG is detectable by immunologic means within days of fertilization and forms the foundation of the common pregnancy tests.
The level of hCG tends to be higher with a female fetus soon after conception.
The level of hCG in maternal serum also enters as one component in the "double" and the "triple" screening tests used during pregnancy to assign risks of Down syndrome and other fetal disorders.
www.medterms.com /script/main/art.asp?articlekey=3659   (165 words)

 HCG's portfolio of patient recruitment services
HCG developed a multi-dimensional program of television and radio advertising, direct-to-patient mail, and print collateral to reach the millions of women who have FSAD—most of whom had been reluctant to discuss their symptoms with their doctor, their friends or even their spouse or partner.
HCG was tasked with improving enrollment processes and re-engaging lapsed Investigators for a study recruiting AMI patients at the point they present in the Emergency Department.
HCG was able to define the key operational characteristics of an ideal study site, and recruit additional Investigators in better alignment with the protocol to get the study back on track.
www.hcg.com /portfolio.asp   (416 words)

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Introduction Human chorionic gonadotropin (hCG) is a glycoprotein hormone normally produced by the placenta during pregnancy.
The concentration of hCG in the serum of pregnant women increases to 5-50 mIU/ml one week after implantation and continues increasing exponentially during the first ten weeks, reaching a maximum of 100,000-200,000 mIU/ml at the end of the first trimester.
The minimum detectable concentration of hCG by this assay is estimated to be 2.0 mIU/ml.
www.rapidtest.com /hCG_4223.doc   (1421 words)

 APOD Search Results for "HCG"
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 Early Pregnancy
HCG, or human chorionic gonadotropin, is a hormone made by the pregnancy that can be detected in the mother's blood or urine even before the woman's missed period.
HCG is first detectable in the blood as early as 7-8 days after ovulation by very sensitive HCG assays (research assays).
HCG levels peak at about 8-10 weeks of pregnancy and then decline, remaining at lower levels for the rest of the pregnancy.
www.advancedfertility.com /earlypre.htm   (907 words)

hCG, a protein hormone, begins to be produced in large amounts in early pregnancy.
The serum test is a radioimmunoassay of antibodies to a sub (beta) unit of hCG, or "beta hCG".
The surge of hCG in early pregnancy is thought to be one of the causes of nausea, or morning sickness in pregnancy.
www.rnceus.com /hormone/hcg.html   (563 words)

 The Oral hCG Research Clinic
Until now the reasons for such protection were unknown, but many experimental observations in rodents suggest that the prolonged elevation in specific circulating hormones in pregnancy play a fundamental role in mammary proliferation and differentiation and reduce the effects of carcinogenic insults.
Osteoporosis is disease characterized by a decrease in bone mass and bone density and an increased risk and/or incidence of fractures.
In the latter, hCG decreases the proliferation of the inner layer of blood vessels and provides a protective effect against this condition.
www.hcgobesity.info /uses.htm   (585 words)

 What is beta hCG?
Beta HCG "the pregnancy hormone" is produced by the cells of the implanting egg and can be produced in the absence of an embryo.
Because of the wide variation in values, the test is not useful in establishing the gestational age of a pregnancy.
Measurement of plasma chorionic gonadotropin (hCG) and CG activities in the late luteal phase: Evidence of the occurence of spontaneous menstrual abortions in infertile women, Fertil Steril 31:134,1979.
www.obfocus.com /questions/qanda7.htm   (260 words)

 Bodybuilding.com - Big Cat - In Depth HCG / Pregnyl Profile!   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-13)
HCG is clinically used to make women ovulate, or to invoke birth in pregnant women.
In these cases too HCG can have a use, but most of the time testicular atrophy will not have progressed to such a stage that it is an absolute necessity.
HCG IS and always will be an important part of post-cycle recovery, but it should never be run too long or at too high a dose and should always be accompanied by the use of either Clomid or Nolvadex.
www.bodybuilding.com /fun/cathcg.htm   (1033 words)

 Human Chorionic Gonadrotropin (hCG) Profile (via CobWeb/3.1 planetlab-4.cs.princeton.edu)   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-13)
HCG may be injected intramuscularly, subcutaneously, or in a shallow injection about 1/4" deep with the needle going straight in.
HCG does not correct the problem of progressively-decreasing ejaculatory volume that is typical during a steroid cycle.
HCG can also useful for returning testosterone to normal levels should levels be low post-cycle, or, with care, to increase levels from normal to high normal.
www.mesorx.com.cob-web.org:8888 /steroid-profiles/human-chorionic-gonadotropin.htm   (593 words)

 Ralph Moss on Cancer--Expert Guidance for Crucial Decisions
The association between hCG and cancer has been suggested in unconventional research circles for decades, but this is the strongest suggestion to date found in the standard medical literature.
Human chorionic gonadotropin (hCG) is defined as a negative charged glycoprotein hormone (a "sialoglycoprotein") that is produced by the trophoblastic cells of the human placenta as well as by certain cancer cells.
Ask a conventional oncologist and she will tell you that hCG is known to be the defining marker in choriocarcinoma and some other rare tumors, but is not found with any consistency in more common cancers.
www.ralphmoss.com /html/cach377.shtml   (1431 words)

 AllRefer Health - HCG - Qualitative - Serum (Beta-HCG - Qualitative Serum, Human Chorionic Gonadotrophin - Qualitative ...
Serum HCG may also be increased in women with certain types of ovarian tumors or men with testicular tumors.
HCG, a hormone produced during pregnancy, is detectable in the blood or urine 1 to 2 days after implantation of the fertilized egg in the uterus (10 days after ovulation).
HCG also stimulates the development of fetal gonads and synthesis of androgens (male hormones) by the fetal testes.
health.allrefer.com /health/hcg-qualitative-serum-info.html   (446 words)

 Utility of an oral presentation of hCG
hCG is the glycoproteic hormone normally secreted by trophoblastic cells of the placenta during pregnancy (66).
The purpose of this study was to assess the utility of an oral presentation hCG for the management of obesity.
However, the effects of hCG on some of these skinfolds seemed to be dependent on dose, since it was found significant differences for the effect of the INTERACTION after the comparison between G1 vs. G2 groups for UMB (u) (p<0.001) and UMB (l) (p<0.005), and a nearly significant p value for THI (p=0.11).
hcgobesity.org /hcg_obesity_study.htm   (4826 words)

 HCG - Gonadotropin. Human chorionic gonadotropin ( HCG )
HCG when used post cycle solidifies and helps keep the gains you've made on the steroid cycle.
HCG (chorionic gonadotropin) is packaged in two ampules one contains HCG powder and the other physiological solution, the two compounds are mixed prior to injecting.
As the most abundant biological source is women who are presently pregnant, some organizations collect urine from gravidae to extract HCG for use in fertility treatment.
xtremepharma.freewebpage.org /hcg.htm   (246 words)

 Medications for Female Infertility: Human Chorionic Gonadotropin (hCG)
hCG is a hormone that is typically produced in a pregnant woman's placenta.
hCG is taken from the urine of pregnant women and used to induce ovulation in some women.
It imitates luteinizing hormone (LH), causing your follicles to rupture and release eggs.
sharedjourney.com /define/hcg.html   (494 words)

 HCG Cards,Pregnancy Test Strip,Pregnancy Test Cards,HCG Strips,HCG Pregnancy Test Strip,Human Chorionic Gonadotropin ...   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-13)
hCG can be detected in the urine and serum of pregnant women as early as 6 to 15 days after conception.
The concentration of hCG increases to 50 mlu/ml one week post implantation and reaches to about 100 mlu/ml at the time of the first missed menstrual period and the peak at 100,000-200,000 mlu/ml at the the first trimester.
The ACUR hCG test card is a rapid test to detect the presence of hCG in urine specimens in a qualitative format Sensitive to 10 mlu hCG/ml.
www.dent-eq.com.cob-web.org:8888 /pregnancy-hcg-tests.html   (800 words)

 ivf-infertility.com | Ovulation induction by hCG
The drug hCG (human chorionic gonadotropin hormone) is similar to LH; it is normally produced from human placenta.
The administration of hCG is timed according to the size of the leading follicles, the development of endometrium as measured by ultrasound scanning, as well as the levels of estrogen in the blood.
hCG is usually given after the woman has already received ovulation drugs such as Clomiphene, hMG, FSH or a combination of these drugs.
www.ivf-infertility.com /infertility/treatment/ovarian7.php   (253 words)

 RESOLVE: The National Infertility Association: Infertility Treatment Options: Fertility Medications: hCG
HCG is a hormone produced by the human placenta.
Indications for use: hCG is used for two reasons: First, hCG mimics LH, resulting in the release of matured eggs after controlled ovarian hyperstimulation (COH), with FSH or hMG, for example.
Second, after ovulation has occurred, either naturally or in conjunction with IUI, IVF or ART, hCG may be used to support the corpus luteum and to enhance the quality of the uterine lining and the potential for implantation of the embryos.
www.resolve.org /site/PageServer?pagename=lrn_wamo_fm_hcg   (160 words)

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