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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Detection of progesterone receptors in human spermatozoa and their correlation with morphological and functional properties.
The buffaloes were divided into four groups for ultrasonographic scanning and progesterone estimations to diagnose pregnancy.
Of 148 women who received pessaries, 24 (16.2%) delivered before 34 weeks' gestation, compared with 33 of 149 women (22.1%) who received vaginal progesterone (relative risk, 0.73; 95% confidence interval, 0.46-1.18; P = .24).
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* Protects against endometrial cancer (a risk of estradiol taken without progesterone)
MCF-7 cells were treated with E2 or progesterone either alone or in combination prior to testing.
Overall, progesterone is one of the most important stimulators of the human sperm.
Sex steroids (androgens, estrogens and progesterone) play a crucial role in the control of reproductive development in mammals.
It may be noted that the daily production of progesterone in females, during early follicular stage of menstrual cycle, is 1.5 mg/day, i.e., 10 times more than in male (0.15 mg/day).[10] The fluctuations of progesterone production occur along with estrogen, both during nonpregnant (menstrual cycle) and pregnant stages.
The aim of this study was to evaluate the effect of oral progesterone for the treatment of abnormal uterine bleeding in patients taking warfarin after prosthetic valve replacement.
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