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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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According to this market survey, progesterone develops fast after entering China with annual sales value rising from less than CNY 2 million in 2005 to CNY 137 million in 2014 and CAGR during this period reaching up to 60.
Dr Jason Carroll, of the Cancer Research UK Cambridge Institute, said: "We've used cutting-edge technology to tease out the role progesterone receptors play in breast cancer - a mystery that has baffled scientists for many years.
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Doses ranging from 90 mg to 400 mg of natural progesterone per day are administered as a vaginal gel from mid-pregnancy.
Progesterone plays a central role in helping a woman carry babies to term by stopping the womb from contracting, and supplements could help boost levels of the hormone.
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Blood samples were centrifuged within 1 h of collection at approximately 3,500 rpm for 15 min and serum stored at -20[degrees]C for later progesterone assay.