Aschheim-Zondek pregnancy reaction

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Classical test for pregnancy in which the patient’s urine is injected subcutaneously into immature female mice.

Description

Classical test for pregnancy in which the patient’s urine is injected subcutaneously into immature female mice. If the woman is pregnant the ovaries of the mice will be enlarged and show maturation of the ovarian follicles. Considered to by very reliable.

Bibliography

  • S. Aschheim, B. Zondek:
    Das Hormon des Hypophysenvorderlappens. II.
    Klinische Wochenschrift, Berlin, 1928, 7: 831-835.
  • S. Aschheim, B. Zondek:
    Die Schwangerschaftsdiagnose aus dem Harn durch Nachweis des Hypophysenvorderlappenhormons.
    Klinische Wochenschrift, Berlin, 1928, 7: 8-9, 1404-1411, 1453-1457.

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