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the outermost membranous sac enclosing the embryo in higher vertebrates (reptiles, birds and mammals)

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Once the needle was adequately placed, the chorionic villi were aspirated with a to and fro jiggling movement of the aspiration needle and a suction force was applied through a syringe.
Its denomination; (Human Chorionic Gonadotropin) dates back from the early days, when it as found.
The drug Dodgers outfielder Manny Ramirez was suspended for using is reportedly human chorionic gonadotropin, mainly used as a female fertility treatment.
The mechanism behind the association between pregnancy hypertension and testicular cancer is unclear, but the findings may reflect a potentially protective effect of the altered pregnancy hormones such as human chorionic gonadotropin that occur in severe gestational hypertension and pre-eclampsia, say the authors.
Amniocentesis is associated with a one-in-two hundred incidence, and chorionic villus sampling with a one-in-one hundred incidence of abortion of the unborn child.
ROAMING FREE Amniocentesis and chorionic villus sampling are currently the only way doctors have for analyzing a fetus' genes, but scientists have for decades been contemplating how to replace these tests with less invasive ones.
Bischoff said Biocept is currently running a clinical evaluation study at a number of centers across the United States to compare the results of the test with those of standard chorionic villus sampling in a group of pregnant women.
1) Following the instructions in the package insert, researchers tested each brand six times with five concentrations of human chorionic gonadotropin (hCG), the hormone produced by the placenta that is an early indicator of pregnancy.
Moreover, other levels were significantly elevated: human chorionic gonadotropin beta (hCG[beta]): 5,344 U/L (normal: <3); testosterone: 11.
Neil Campbell has been banned from competition for a year and fined pounds 1,600 by the British Cycling Federation, but he insists the presence of human chorionic gonadotrophin (HCG) in samples is due to a medical condition.
The procedure, chorionic villi sampling (CVS), has been used in the past 10 years at prenatal diagnostic centers, including hospitals, outpatient clinics and obstetricians' offices.
Portland, OR; 503-227-0554) announced that they have signed a research license and option agreement to develop fully human antibodies to human chorionic gonadotropin.
Now, amniocentesis and chorionic villus sampling can tell expectant parents whether their child will be born with sickle-cell anemia, thalassemia, or certain other genetic diseases.
Champion shot-putter Markus Koistinen has been dropped from the Finnish team after testing positive for the banned substance Chorionic Gonadotrophin.