progestin

Definitions of progestin
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n any of a group of steroid hormones that have the effect of progesterone

Synonyms:
progestogen
Types:
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Lipo-Lutin, progesterone
a steroid hormone (trade name Lipo-Lutin) produced in the ovary; prepares and maintains the uterus for pregnancy
megestrol, megestrol acetate
a synthetic progestational compound used to treat endometrial carcinoma
Norlutin, norethandrolone, norethindrone, norethindrone acetate
a synthetic progestational hormone (trade name Norlutin) used in oral contraceptives and to treat endometriosis
norethynodrel
a progesterone derivative used in oral contraceptives and in the control of menstruation and the treatment of abnormal uterine bleeding
norgestrel
synthetic progestin used in oral contraceptives
Provera, medroxyprogesterone
a progestin compound (trade name Provera) used to treat menstrual disorders
Type of:
sex hormone, steroid, steroid hormone
any hormone affecting the development and growth of sex organs

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