Definition of Progesterone

1. Noun. A steroid hormone (trade name Lipo-Lutin) produced in the ovary; prepares and maintains the uterus for pregnancy.




Definition of Progesterone

1. Noun. (steroid hormone uncountable) A steroid hormone, secreted by the ovaries, whose function is to prepare the uterus for the implantation of a fertilized ovum and to maintain pregnancy. ¹

2. Noun. (steroid drug countable) A synthetic version of the compound, used in contraceptive pills and other pharmaceutical products. ¹

¹ Source: wiktionary.com

Definition of Progesterone

1. [n -S]

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Progesterone

progenitour
progenitress
progenitresses
progeniture
progenitures
progeny
progeria
progerias
progeric
progerin
progeroid
progestagen
progestagens
progesterex
progesterone (current term)
progesterones
progestin
progestins
progestogen
progestogenic
progestogens
progged
progger
proggers
progging
proggins
proglottic
proglottid

Literary usage of Progesterone

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1. Proceedings of the Society for Experimental Biology and Medicine (1903)
"If ic mechanism by which progesterone tes the effect of exogenous ... The [Unities of progesterone, corticosterone, and jone for transcortin are 90, 30, ..."

2. Anabolic Steroid Abuse by Geraline C. Lin (1996)
"This effect was very similar to that observed during a combined administration of progesterone with estradiol (Hemminki et al. 1980) and strongly suggests ..."

3. Eighth Annual Report on Carcinogens: 1998 Summary edited by Barry Leonard (1999)
"progesterone CAS No. 57-83-0 First Listed in the Fourth Annual Report on ... When progesterone was implanted subcutaneously, mammary carcinomas were induced ..."

4. 6th Annual Report on Carcinogens (1991) by DIANE Publishing Company (1994)
"progesterone embedded in an intrauterine device is used for contraception. ln veterinary medicine, progesterone is used to control habitual abortion and to ..."

5. Mammalian Models for Research on Aging by Institute Of Laboratory Animal Resources, Bennett J. Cohen, National Research Council Staff (1981)
"No age differences in the number of CLP or in plasma progesterone or estrogen ... After day 16, progesterone drops sharply and estradiol rises in young, ..."

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