Definition of Progestin

1. Noun. Any of a group of steroid hormones that have the effect of progesterone.




Definition of Progestin

1. Noun. (chemistry) A synthetic progestagen intended to mimic the effects of progesterone, often for contraceptive purposes. ¹

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Definition of Progestin

1. [n -S]

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Progestin

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

Literary usage of Progestin

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1. Clinician's Handbook of Preventive Services: Put Prevention Into Practice by DIANE Publishing Company (1995)
"The concomitant use of progestin decreases the risk of endometrial cancer to ... progestin use, however, also seems to decrease the cardiovascular benefits ..."

2. Second Report of the Expert Panel on Detection, Evaluation, and Treatment of ...by Scott M. Grundy by Scott M. Grundy (1997)
"a progestin on the risk for CHD. Nonetheless, prospective, uncontrolled ... This risk can be reduced or eliminated by concomitant progestin administration, ..."

3. Anabolic Steroid Abuse by Geraline C. Lin (1996)
"Physiological androgens are able to do so only when administered at pharmacological doses, as the affinity of these steroids for the progestin receptor is ..."

4. Bound for Good Health: A Collection of Age PagesMedical (1993)
"Heart disease studies show that estrogen used without progestin may actually ... Estrogen given with progestin causes regular vaginal bleeding similar to a ..."

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