progesterone


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pro·ges·ter·one

 (prō-jĕs′tə-rōn′)
n.
1. A steroid hormone, C21H30O2, that is secreted by the corpus luteum of the ovary and by the placenta and that acts to prepare the uterus for implantation of the fertilized ovum and to maintain pregnancy.
2. This compound formulated as a drug, usually prepared synthetically from phytosterols, used in the treatment of infertility, amenorrhea, abnormal uterine bleeding, and certain other conditions.

[pro- + gest(ation) + (st)er(ol) + -one.]

progesterone

(prəʊˈdʒɛstəˌrəʊn)
n
(Biochemistry) a steroid hormone, secreted mainly by the corpus luteum in the ovary, that prepares and maintains the uterus for pregnancy. Formula: C21H30O2. Also called: corpus luteum hormone
[C20: from pro-1 + ge(station) + ster(ol) + -one]

pro•ges•ter•one

(proʊˈdʒɛs təˌroʊn)

n.
a female hormone, synthesized chiefly in the corpus luteum of the ovary, that functions in the menstrual cycle to prepare the lining of the uterus for a fertilized ovum.
[1930–35;b. progestin and luteosterone(< German; synonymous with progestin)]

pro·ges·ter·one

(prō-jĕs′tə-rōn′)
A steroid hormone that prepares the uterus for pregnancy, maintains pregnancy, and promotes development of the mammary glands. The main sources of progesterone are the ovary and the placenta.

progesterone

A hormone that helps prepare the uterus to receive a fertilized egg.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.progesterone - a steroid hormone (trade name Lipo-Lutin) produced in the ovary; prepares and maintains the uterus for pregnancy
anovulant, anovulatory drug, birth control pill, contraceptive pill, oral contraceptive, oral contraceptive pill, pill - a contraceptive in the form of a pill containing estrogen and progestin to inhibit ovulation and so prevent conception
progestin, progestogen - any of a group of steroid hormones that have the effect of progesterone
Translations
progesteron

progesterone

[prəʊˈdʒestərəʊn] Nprogesterona f

progesterone

[prəʊˈdʒɛstərəʊn] nprogestérone f

progesterone

nProgesteron nt, → Gelbkörperhormon nt

progesterone

[prəʊˈdʒɛstəˌrəʊn] nprogesterone m

pro·ges·ter·one

n. progesterona, hormona esteroide segregada por los ovarios.

progesterone

n progesterona
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Progesterone plays an important role across all vertebrates in mediating female reproductive physiology and behavior.
Our previous study [8] including free [beta]-HCG, progesterone, and CA-125 showed that CA-125 levels are not an effective marker either alone or by adding [beta]-HCG with progesterone in detecting abortions and the single measurement of free [beta]-HCG or progesterone levels can be useful in the prediction of first trimester spontaneous abortions.
6 1468 MEDROXY- PROGESTERONE INJ - Each ml to contain: Medroxy- Progesterone Acetate 150mg
Overall, progesterone is one of the most important stimulators of the human sperm.
sup][2],[4],[5],[6],[7],[8],[9],[10],[11] Otherwise, progesterone therapy and cervical pessary, which are noninvasive, may also be effective management options.
When the hormones are balanced correctly there's an increase in the production of progesterone which causes the endometrium to thicken.
Mifepristone, behaves different from progesterone and causes conformational changes in the receptor4.
It has been reported that the less differentiated Grade III and IV tumours showed significantly lower levels of oestrogen and progesterone receptors in infiltrating ductal and lobular carcinoma irrespective of age.
The findings from OPPTIMUM --the largest trial to date looking at progesterone for the prevention of preterm birth--have important implications for current practice.
05) and there was no significant difference in progesterone levels following treatment (p greater than 0.
Premature elevated progesterone level during controlled ovarian stimulation has been associated with decreased endometrial receptivity (2).