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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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Effects of Long and Short-Term Progestagen Treatments Plus GnRH Followed by TAI on Fertility Parameters in Lactating Hair Goats during the Transition Period.
Oestrogen and progestagen treated ovariectomized bitches: a model for the study of uterine function.
Endocrine patterns associated with reproduction in the Nile hippopotamus (Hippopotamus amphibius) as assessed by fecal progestagen analysis.
After estrus synchronization with progestagen impregnated sponges (60 mg medoxyprogesterone-acetate, Veramix; Upjohn Ltd) and a prostaglandin F2 analogue, Estrumate (0.
A phase II study with antioxidants, both in the diet and supplemented, pharmaconutritional support, progestagen, and anti-cyclooxygenase-2 showing efficacy and safety in patients with cancer-related anorexia/cachexia and oxidative stress," Cancer Epidemiology, Biomarkers & Prevention, vol.
The roles of progestagen and uterine irritant in the maintenance of cystic endometrial hyperplasia in the canine uterus.
Synchronization of estrus with short and long term progestagen treatments and the use of GnRH prior to short-term progestagen treatment in ewes.
Crosby TF, Boland MP, Gordon I (1991) Effect of progestagen treataments on the incidence of oestrus and pregnancy rates in ewes.
Investigation of Sperm Transport failures in ewes administered synthetic progestagen.