Human chorionic gonadotropin. No longer in scientific use.
Either of two hormones of the pituitary gland, luteinizing hormone and follicle-stimulating hormone. No longer in scientific use.

Nearby words

  1. prolactin-releasing factor,
  2. prolactoliberin,
  3. prolactostatin,
  4. prolamin,
  5. prolamine,
  6. prolapse,
  7. prolapse of umbilical cord,
  8. prolapse of uterus,
  9. prolapsus,
  10. prolate

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