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Maternal age and serum concentration of human chorionic gonadotropin in early pregnancy.

Authors
  • Haavaldsen, Camilla
  • Fedorcsak, Peter
  • Tanbo, Tom
  • Eskild, Anne
Type
Published Article
Journal
Acta Obstetricia Et Gynecologica Scandinavica
Publisher
Wiley (Blackwell Publishing)
Publication Date
Dec 01, 2014
Volume
93
Issue
12
Pages
1290–1294
Identifiers
DOI: 10.1111/aogs.12471
PMID: 25138917
Source
Medline
Keywords
License
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Abstract

Serum concentrations of human chorionic gonadotropin in very early pregnancy decreased with maternal age. Since human chorionic gonadotropin is synthesized in trophoblast cells only, the lower human chorionic gonadotropin concentrations in women of advanced age may reflect functional impairment or delayed proliferation of trophoblast cells in early pregnancy in these women.

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