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Corner-Allen unit

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A unit for progestational activity, measured in rabbits. Equivalent to ca. 1 mg crystallised progesterone (Allen and Corner) or 0,6-0,7 mg crystallised progesterone (Clauberg, and also McPhail).

See also Clauberg’s method, under Karl Wilhelm Clauberg, German gynaecologist, 1898-1956.


  • G. W. Corner, W. M. Allen:
    Physiology of the corpus luteum.
    American Journal of Physiology, Bethesda, Maryland, 1929, 88: 326-346.
    Discovery of the corpus luteum hormone.
  • C. W. Clauberg:
    Zur Physiologie und Pathologie de Sexualhormone, im Besonderen des Hormons des Corpus luteum. I. Der biologische Test für das Luteumhormon (das spezielle Hormon des Corpus luteum) am infantilen Kaninchen.
    Zentralblatt für Gynäkologie, Leipzig, 1930, 54: 2757-2770.
  • M. K. McPhail, in:
    Journal of Physiology, Cambridge, 1934, 83: 145.

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