- Asch·heim-Zon·dek test 'äsh-.(h)īm-'zän-dik-, -'tsän- n a test formerly used esp. to determine human pregnancy in its early stages on the basis of the effect of a subcutaneous injection of the patient's urine on the ovaries of an immature female mouseZon·dek 'tsȯn-.dek Bernhard (1891-1966)German obstetrician-gynecologists. In 1927 Aschheim and Zondek demonstrated that gonadotropic hormones are produced by the anterior lobe of the pituitary gland. They also isolated a gonadotropin now known as human chorionic gonadotropin in the urine of pregnant women. These discoveries led to the development in 1928 of their test for pregnancy. Zondek was also the author of a major work on the hormones of the ovary and the anterior pituitary.
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aschheim-zondek test — ˈäˌshīmˈz]ändik , ˈäshˌhīm , mˈts], ]ȯn ˌdek noun Usage: usually capitalized A&Z Etymology: after Selmar Aschheim b1878 and Bernhard Zondek b1891 German gynecologists : a test used (1) to determine human pregnancy in its early stages on the… … Useful english dictionary
Aschheim-Zondek test — /ahsh huym tson dek, zon /, Med. a test used to detect whether a woman is pregnant by noting the effect on the ovaries of an immature mouse or rabbit injected with her urine. Also called A Z test. [named after S. Aschheim (1878 1965), German… … Universalium
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Selmar Aschheim — Infobox Person name=Selmar Aschheim pseudonym= image size= caption= birth date=1878 birth place= death date=1965 death place= death cause= occupation=gynecologist known for=rabbit test spouse= parents= children=Selmar Aschheim (October 4, 1878… … Wikipedia
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