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pro·ges·to·gen

 (prō-jĕs′tə-jən)
n.
Any of various substances having progestational effects, usually including both progesterone and the progestins.

progestogen

(prəʊˈdʒɛstədʒən) or

progestin

n
(Biochemistry) any of a group of steroid hormones that have progesterone-like activity, used in oral contraceptives and in treating gynaecological disorders
[C20: from progest(erone) + -o- + -gen]
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Noun1.progestogen - any of a group of steroid hormones that have the effect of progesterone
sex hormone, steroid hormone, steroid - any hormone affecting the development and growth of sex organs
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
norethandrolone, norethindrone, norethindrone acetate, Norlutin - 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
medroxyprogesterone, Provera - a progestin compound (trade name Provera) used to treat menstrual disorders
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The study was able to show that this effect is substantially greater for combined (estrogen-progestagen) HRT than for estrogen-only HRT; and that the effects were similar for all specific types and doses of estrogen and progestagen, for oral, transdermal and implanted HRT, and for continuous and sequential patterns of use.
Djerassi, now 88 years old, was one of three researchers whose formulation of the synthetic progestagen Norethisterone marked a key step in the creation of the first oral contraceptive pill.
After two or three times of estrus, a progestagen was provided to gilts for 14 d to synchronize estrus cycle of gilts (Regumate[R], 20 mg/d, Janssen-Cilag, Issyles-Moulineaux, France).
6) An alternative strategy to deal with tamoxifen--induced endometrial changes and the symptoms they cause is to render the uterine tissues unresponsive to estrogenic stimulation using progestagen.
The highest pregnancy rate obtained by the group submitted to the progestagen intravaginal devices protocol, is emphasized.
Women with bothersome symptoms who haven't had a hysterectomy must take estrogen with a progestagen to prevent estrogen-induced endometrial (uterine) cancer, and some progestagens appear to increase the risk of breast cancer.
The coil releases the hormone progestagen and one of its effects is to reduce the thickness of the womb wall.
Carcinogenicity of combined oestrogen progestagen contraceptives and menopausal treatment.
All ewes were synchronized in estrus, using progestagen sponges, before mating to rams from the same genotype and source.
Most were given HRT consisting of a combination of oestrogen and progestagen hormones.